NSP Educational Efforts Focus on Teen Drivers & Seat Belt Usage

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As part of its continuing involvement in the “Drive to Save Lives”, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will begin a summer-long initiative focusing on teen drivers and seat belt usage.

Beginning in April and continuing through September, NSP Community Service Officers (CSO) 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 to the latest NOHS statistics, 79 percent of Nebraska’s teen drivers 19 years of age and younger involved in fatal crashes were not using seat belts.

“It’s all about making a connection,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “This initiative provides our troopers an opportunity to get out in the community and provide hands-on learning experiences. We hope these experiences will leave a lasting impression and drive home the importance of voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.”

Anyone interested in scheduling a safety presentation should contact their nearest Troop Area Office:

Troop A-Omaha
(402) 331-3333
Trp. Keith Bell

Headquarters Troop-Lincoln
(402) 471-4545
Trp. Curt Prohaska
Troop B- Norfolk
(402) 370-3456
Trooper Bill Price

Trooper C- Grand Island
(308) 385-6000
Lt. Jeff Pelowski
Troop D- North Platte
(308) 535- 8047
Lt. Kirk Hansel

Troop E- Scottsbluff
(308) 632-1211
Trp. Chuck Elley