The Nebraska State Patrol is making plans to conduct special enforcement activities during a few upcoming celebrations taking place in the North Platte area.
The Nebraska State Patrol Troop D Headquarters-North Platte along with local law enforcement will be conducting high visibility patrols and DUI checkpoints during the NEBRASKAland Days celebration in North Platte and the Big Sky Days in Anselmo.
“Popular events such as these mean an increase in traffic volume on area roads,” explained Captain Lynn Williams, Troop D-North Platte. “We hope the high visibility of our officers will translate into voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws and in turn reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes.”
The special enforcement efforts will be conducted June 20-22 and June 27-28 in North Platte and June 28 in Anselmo. Motorists are encouraged to voluntarily comply with traffic safety laws by wearing their seat belt, obeying the speed limit and never driving impaired or distracted.
A $1,045 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is helping to fund the extra enforcement efforts.