The Nebraska State Patrol is ready for the Husker's 2018 season opener Saturday evening in Lincoln. Communications Director Cody Thomas tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB, "We are going to have troopers on the road. We will have troopers in the air in the NSP helicopter to try to make sure that everybody is able to get to and from Memorial Stadium and we just wants to make sure that everybody gets there and leaves safely."
More than 100,000 fans are expected to be in and around Memorial Stadium and the State Patrol will conduct a special enforcement focused on several counties in the Lincoln area to help reduce the potential for accidents. The NSP helicopter will be in the air before and after the game to provide assistance to troopers and other law enforcement on the ground.
The State Patrol asks that drivers do their part by staying alert with the increased traffic volume, avoid distractions, buckle up and don't drink and drive. Those who see a reckless driver or need non-emergency roadside assistance can call the Highway Helpline at *55 from their cell phone or 1-800-535-5555 from a landline. Emergencies should be reported to 911.
This effort is made possible thanks in part to a grant for $4,380 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office. This enforcement will include the first four home games of the season.