NSP partners with Nebraska Department of Transportation
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), in conjunction with partners at the Nebraska Department of Transportation, continues efforts to educate youth on safe driving.
Troopers throughout Nebraska conducted 60 safety presentations from July through September, with a focus on seat belts and teen drivers. The presentations included the Rollover Simulator, Seat Belt Convincer and Driving Simulator, reaching roughly 97,000 people with the message that seat belts save lives.
From October through December, NSP will continue education efforts utilizing grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO).
According to the Nebraska Strategic Highway Safety Plan, teen drivers ages 16-20 represent the highest number of unbelted fatalities. More than half of young drivers involved in a fatal crash were not wearing seat belts, with males representing 68 percent of young, unbelted drivers.