Extra Enforcement For Basketball Tournaments

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts March 13-15 as fans make their way to basketball tournaments across the state.

Beginning Thursday, March 13 and continuing through Saturday, March 15, troopers will focus on high traffic areas in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes.

“From state basketball to local tournaments, there is the potential for increased traffic volume on state roadways,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent Nebraska State Patrol. “We want everyone to have the opportunity to cheer their team to victory and encourage voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.”

An $11,990 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) will help pay for the special enforcement efforts.

Motorists are reminded to obey the posted speed limit, always wear their seat belt, allow plenty of time to reach their destination and never drive impaired or distracted. Several construction projects are underway on Nebraska roadways. Drivers are urged to obey the posted speed limits and use caution in construction zones.

Weather and road construction can play a factor in travel plans. Fans headed to tournament games are reminded to check road and weather condition reports by utilizing 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System or the 511 Mobile Traveler Site or by dialing 511 (800-906-9069) from any landline or cellular phone for information.

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