Troopers to Increase Patrols Over July 4th Weekend

state-patrol-logoThe Nebraska State Patrol continues its efforts to “Drive to Save Lives” with an increased presence over the July 4 Holiday.

Beginning Thursday, July 3 and continuing through Saturday, July 5, troopers and communications specialists will put in overtime hours thanks in part to an $18,960 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

Special enforcement efforts will focus on safe driving practices with an emphasis on crash causing behaviors such as speeding, following too closely, impaired and distracted driving.  In addition, motorist assist volunteers in specially marked vans will be available to help stranded motorists along Interstate 80 from Kearney to Omaha.

“Increased traffic can be expected on Nebraska roads over the holiday weekend,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.  “If you are planning to travel, we encourage you to help us save lives by complying with all highway safety laws.”

For more information on specific enforcement activities over the July 4th weekend call your nearest Nebraska State Patrol Troop Area Headquarters. You may also view a calendar of selected NSP enforcement activities at