Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are stepping-up enforcement on exhibition speeding in the Omaha metro area over the next several months. For the second year in a row, troopers will conduct special enforcement operations focused on motorcycles and excessive speeding in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
“Exhibition speeding is dangerous,” says Captain Jason Scott. “Our troopers will be patrolling the roads and the air throughout the summer looking for excessive speeders and raising awareness about this dangerous practice.”
The operation began last Friday and will run through August 31 with troopers and dispatchers working overtime to make metro roads safer. The effort is possible thanks in part to a grant for $17,900 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.
Patrol troopers on the ground will have assistance from the NSP Aviation Support Division to apprehend drivers who flee from an attempted traffic stop. The patrol will also work with Omaha Police, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.
During last year’s enforcement campaign, troopers made three arrests for reckless driving and another three for flight to avoid arrest in addition to dozens of citations for speeding.