(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have completed multiple enforcement campaigns focused on construction zones and excessive speeding in several parts of the state.
“These efforts are important, not only for the motoring public, but also for the crews working in these construction zones,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As the summer driving season transitioned into fall driving across Nebraska, many construction projects remain ongoing. We urge all drivers to focus attention on the road at all times, avoid distractions, always drive sober, and wear your seatbelt.”
Troopers in central Nebraska performed high-visibility patrols in and around construction zones throughout the summer months. The effort ran from June 1 through September 30, thanks in part to grant funding for $41,300 from the NDOT-HSO. Troopers working in and around construction zones arrested 4 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and cited people for reckless driving (3), speeding (100), open alcohol container (5), and no seat belt (3). 40% of the speeding citations were for motorists speeding at least 16 miles per hour above the construction zone speed limit.
Troopers in northeast Nebraska performed high-visibility patrols for more than 80 hours in and around construction zones from July to September. Troopers arrested two drivers for driving under the influence and issued 16 citations for speeding. The Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office supported this effort with grant funding of $5,000.
Troopers in the Nebraska Panhandle issued 70 citations for drivers speeding at or above 90 miles per hour during a special enforcement effort focused on excessive speeding during the month of September. This effort was made possible thanks in part for a grant for $1,770 from the NDOT-HSO.
Source: Nebraska Regional News