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Seat Belt Safety Focus of Holiday Enforcement

 (Lincoln, NE)- Seat belts save lives, a message Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Troopers will be sending out to motorists during the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign November 22-28, 2010.

The special enforcement designed to raise awareness of the need to wear your seat belt every time you get into a vehicle encompasses the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

“We’ve got both football and Thanksgiving travel,” said Colonel Bryan Tuma, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.  “Combine those two events, and you’re bound to get some pretty heavy traffic across the state. We are encouraging motorists to plan ahead giving themselves plenty of time to reach their destination.”

Troopers will concentrate on reducing crash causing behaviors such as speeding, following too closely, failure to buckle-up and impaired or distracted driving.

Travelers who experience an emergency or would like to report a distracted or impaired driver should call the NSP Highway Helpline when safe to do so at *55 from any cellular phone or 1-800-525-5555 from any landline. Motorists wanting road, weather or construction information should dial 511 or log onto the Nebraska Traveler Information website at

For more information on specific enforcement activities during the “Click it or Ticket” special enforcement campaign contact your nearest Nebraska State Patrol Troop Area Headquarters;

Troop A-Omaha (402) 331-3333 Troop C-Grand Island (308) 385-6000
HQ Troop-Lincoln (402) 471-4545 Troop D-North Platte (308)535-8047
Troop B-Norfolk (402) 370-3456 Troop E-Scottsbluff (308)632-1211

I am all about treats and NO tricks!  Remember the days of walking hand in hand with your folks down the neighborhood to visit friends and knock on doors.  I loved going out and coming home to warm cider, donuts and popcorn especially on a school night – that was a treat in itself.

As I fondly think of my times in Wahoo going about with friends, I also think about where we are today and that this year Halloween is on a Saturday – EEKKK!!!

To me that spell’s trouble with a capital “T”. Little ones will scurrying about, while young adults are out traveling in cars and everyone in between being festive & enjoying a good old Husker Game Day.images

I know I have said it before but it can never be stated too many times. Your seat belt is your best defense against a drunk driver.  Staying in the car during a crash increases your survival rate by 65%, any coach would welcome a figure like that for their defense come game time. So when you and the little ones travel to see family and friends – buckle up each time every time.  When the twenty something’s head out the door for the costume party remember – buckle up each time every time. And be a sport when you and your friends head for home after the Husker game Saturday – buckle up each time every time.

buzzedlogoIf we all do our part by: wearing our seat belts, making sure kids are in costumes that reflect light, young adults don’t drink unless they are 21,  and always have a designated sober driver.

Make sure your Halloween isn’t scary and make sure your home is filled with treats! trick_or_treat_cover_lrg 

Simera Reynolds, M.Ed.
State Executive Director