Law enforcement setting the goal of seatbelt use to safe lives

NSP launches Thanksgiving "Click It or Ticket" Campaign. NSP says troopers will be out assisting drivers, with the goal of seatbelt use on their agenda. (Nebraska State Patrol).
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NEBRASKA (KNOP) - NSP Launches Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Campaign throughout Nebraska to keep roads safe over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Troopers will be working overtime from Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1, as part of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The campaign runs in conjunction with efforts of law enforcement agencies across the country, including more than 30 in Nebraska.

Colonel Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol said, "In the aftermath of yesterday's storm, drivers should plan ahead for extra travel time and take it slow on any roadway affected by snow or ice. Troopers are on the road and ready to help in the event you need assistance."

He added, "We want Nebraskans and our visitors to remain safe on the roads. A major component of that goal is seat belt use."

Travelers are encouraged to voluntarily follow traffic safety laws, avoid distracted driving, have a sober driver, and always wear a seat belt.

In 2018, 66 percent of the people who lost their lives in passenger vehicle crashes in Nebraska were not wearing a seat belt. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign encompasses both enforcement efforts through high-visibility patrols and educational efforts designed to encourage seat belt use.