Nebraska State Patrol to step up enforcement to focus on seat belt use at Thanksgiving

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LINCOLN, Nebraska — The Nebraska State Patrol has announced plans for stepped up enforcement to focus on seat belt usage over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The patrol says that as of Nov. 17, 200 people have been killed on Nebraska roads, compared with 184 by the same time in 2013. Of the 200 people killed this year, 117 were not wearing seat belts.

State Patrol Superintendent David Sankey says troopers will work overtime for the special enforcement period, which runs from Nov. 24 through Nov. 30.

The effort, funded in part through an $18,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, coincides with the national "Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaign.

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