The Nebraska State Patrol is one of the agencies teaming up with hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Nebraska, Iowa and the country for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Christmas-New Year's Holiday traffic enforcement effort.
The campaign runs through New Year's Day, and includes dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska.
Troopers will perform high visibility patrols throughout the Cornhusker State, monitoring the roads for impaired drivers.
“As we close out 2020, we urge everyone on the road to work together to make these final weeks safe for those traveling,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’ll all have some interesting memories of this year, but losing a loved one in a traffic crash is a memory nobody should take from the holiday season.”
The Patrol urges motorists to take advantage of many methods available to prevent impaired driving.
Many organizations offer free rides during the Holidays, in addition to options such as ride-sharing, taxi services, or designating a driver.
This effort is made possible thanks in part to a grant for $23,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.