Nebraska State Patrol arrests 19 during anti-distracted driving campaign

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Patrol announced Monday that it arrested 19 drivers during its anti-distracted driving campaign.

“April is set aside to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, but our troopers’ educational efforts continue year-round,” said Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the patrol. “We urge all drivers to make safety their priority, eliminate distractions, and keep their focus on the road.”

NSP’s “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” initiative started on April 4 and ran through Sunday.  The initiative was part of a nationwide effort.

During the campaign, NSP arrested 19 drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence.

It also issued 292 speeding citations, 11 for not wearing a seatbelt, five for improper child restraint, 16 for minor in possession, 29 for driving under suspension, 26 for no proof of insurance and one for using a handheld wireless communication device.

More information on distracted driving can be found on the Buckle Up Phone Down page on the Nebraska Department of Transportation website.

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