The Nebraska State Patrol is expecting over 150,000 people will make their way to Lincoln for the big game, and they are doing everything they can to keep everyone safe.
Which means they're upping their patrol for the first four home games in order to handle the volume of people. They'll have more officers, more dispatchers, and even an eye in the sky to check for traffic hazards.
They're encouraging everyone to plan ahead and call 511 to get road information. NSP is also encouraging drivers to call *55 if they see any erratic driving.
"We’re just looking for voluntary compliance," said Captain Lane Rogers. "We want people to get there safely. We want people to wear their seat belts, of course. Don’t drink and drive. If you’re going to drink get a designated driver."
Friedman Law Firm is echoing that note of getting a designated driver by offering free rides home for impaired drivers. Drivers simply have to go to 14th and O Streets and ask the Omalink shuttle service for a ride to either their home or hotel.
The firm is offering the rides because they want say they want to make sure everyone gets home in one piece today.
"We have seen way too many people hurt and we decided that we needed to give back to the community that has given us so much," said Dan Friedman. "So we decided to institute this service and we got a pretty good response and people seem to like it and use it.”
This is their third year offering the rides and they say it's been very popular.