LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and Nebraska Division of Transportation (NDOT) are urging motorists to drive safely after a tragic week on the state’s roadways.
“This previous week, 15 individuals misplaced their lives in site visitors crashes throughout Nebraska,” stated Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Each life misplaced is a tragedy, and this previous week ought to function a stark reminder for everybody of how essential it’s to drive safely.”
Though every crash was completely different, there are steps vacationers can take to scale back the danger of being concerned in devastating wrecks.
NSP encourages drivers to obey site visitors legal guidelines, drive the velocity restrict, drive sober, keep away from distractions, and at all times put on a seat belt.
“Each site visitors fatality has devastating impacts on the communities and households left behind. As summer season hits full swing and other people throughout the state start to get pleasure from journey once more, there’s elevated site visitors on roadways,” stated NDOT Director John Selmer. “We wish everybody to have the ability to get pleasure from this summer season safely. Please bear in mind to plan your journey upfront, follow persistence, and to at all times buckle up.”
In 2021, there have been 94 roadway fatalities in comparison with the same old common of 91.