LINCOLN — Nebraska State Patrol troopers and communication specialists participated in special enforcement efforts during the 2014 Husker football season thanks in part to a $23,030 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
The special enforcement — designed to ease traffic congestion and reduce the potential for serious injury crashes — put additional troopers on the road during times of heavy traffic before and after seven Husker home football games. In addition to the added enforcement, the Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Division provided traffic reports before and after home football games.
“Getting nearly a hundred thousand football fans to and from home games is truly a team effort,” said Col. David Sankey, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’d like to thank our highway safety partners and the Husker faithful for making safety a priority on game days.”
The special enforcement efforts resulted in 390 citations and warnings to include speeding, driving while intoxicated, driving under suspension, no proof of insurance, along with seat belt and child restraints. Motorist assistance was provided to 52 drivers.