LINCOLN – In 2019, greater than 3,100 lives have been misplaced in crashes that concerned a distracted driver.
To assist crack down on it, the Nebraska State Patrol took half within the nationwide ‘U Textual content, U Drive, U Pay’ marketing campaign this previous weekend.
Public Relations Director Cody Thomas says even just some seconds of trying away from the street can have disastrous penalties.
Thomas says one factor they actually need to give attention to is ensuring that the precedence is the place it needs to be and in case you’re driving, that’s your primary precedence.
“When we’ve got troopers go into colleges or group occasions, it is about constructing these protected driving habits proper off the bat in order that they know while you get right into a automobile the very first thing you do is buckle your seatbelt and the second factor you do is have a plan for the way to keep away from distractions whether or not that is placing the cellphone within the glove field or designating a texter.”
Thomas says in the course of the marketing campaign, troopers arrested 21 folks for driving drunk, issued 257 rushing citations, and 28 driving beneath suspension citations.