Nebraska State Patrol on alert this Thanksgiving for ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska State Patrol will be on alert this Thanksgiving for the annual ‘Click it or Ticket it’ campaign.
Troopers across the state will be working overtime from Wednesday through Sunday to catch unbuckled drivers.
“Thanksgiving always brings a big increase in travel on roadways in Nebraska and across the entire country. As you travel, remember that someone is counting on you to make it to the Thanksgiving dinner table. Drive safely and do your part to help everyone on the road make it to their Thanksgiving destination,” Col. John Bolduc said in a press release.
AAA suspects nearly 50 million Americans will drive more than 50 miles this Thanksgiving, a 1.5% increase from 2021.
“The weather forecast throughout the weekend looks great for roadway travel across the state. With excellent travel conditions, it’s important to not be complacent behind the wheel,” Bolduc said. “Eliminate distractions, watch your speed, buckle up, and always drive sober, whether your trip is across the country or just across town.”
This effort is made possible thanks in part to a grant of $24,780 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Highway Safety Office.
Troopers will be conducting high-visibility patrols across the state. Any motorist in need of assistance can call *55 or 800-525-5555 to reach the NSP Highway Helpline.