Young drivers and seat belt usage will be the focus of a summer-long initiative by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP).
The state patrol continues its efforts to promote "Drive to Save Lives" through voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.
Beginning in July and continuing through September, the Nebraska State Patrol will provide educational programs utilizing the agency’s Rollover Simulators, Seat Belt Convincers and Driving Simulator.
The educational programs are made possible thanks in part to a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
According the latest statistics from the NOHS, 71% of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were not wearing their seat belt.
“We need to make an impact on our young drivers,” said Colonel Bradley Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “This initiative affords us an avenue in which to provide hands on learning experiences for teens, allowing them to see first-hand how seat belts save lives.”
Anyone interested in scheduling a safety presentation in this area should contact the Troop B office in Norfolk:
Troop B- Norfolk
Trp. Bill Price