Nebraska State Patrol Education to Reduce Teen Crashes

The Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Transportation continue efforts to educate youth on safe driving.

So far, troopers throughout Nebraska have conducted 60 safety presentations from July through September. They focus on seat belts and teen drivers. At these presentations they include the Rollover Simulator, Seat Belt Convincer, and Driving Simulator, reaching 97,000 people with the message that seat belts save lives.

From October through December, NSP will be progressing their education efforts through grant funding utilization from the NDOT-Highway Safety Office.

According to the Nebraska Strategic Highway Safety Plan, teen drivers ages 16-20 represents the highest number of unbelted fatalities. More than half of teen drivers in fatal crashes were not wearing seat belts, males at 68% of young, unbelted drivers.

Those interested in scheduling a safety presentation can visit the Community Policing/Safety Programs page of the NSP website for information.

Nebraska State Patrol