As part of its continuing involvement in the “Drive To Save Lives" campaign, the Nebraska State Patrol has begun a summer-long initiative focused on teen drivers and seat belt usage.
Beginning this month and continuing through September, NSP community service officers will provide educational programs utilizing the agency’s rollover simulators, seat belt convincers and driving simulator.
According to the latest Nebraska Office of Highway Safety statistics, 79 percent of Nebraska’s drivers 19 and younger involved in fatal crashes were not using seat belts.
“It’s all about making a connection,” said Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Col. David Sankey. “This initiative provides our troopers an opportunity to get out in the community and provide hands-on learning experiences. We hope these experiences will leave a lasting impression and drive home the importance of voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.”