Nebraska officials warn against dangerous driving

Published: May. 18, 2021 at 9:49 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 12:13 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The 100 deadliest days on the Nebraska roadways are fast approaching. From June to August is what the Nebraska Safety Council calls the 100 deadliest days of the year.

In 2019, 248 people died and over 17,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in Nebraska. Across the nation 91% of drivers use a seat belt. In Nebraska, that number is lower at 80%. The Safety Council is calling on you to make a difference on Nebraska roads by driving safely, buckling up and putting the phone down.

Nebraska Law Enforcement Officials said keeping the roads safe is something we all must dedicate ourselves to, especially by teaching children and younger drivers to be responsible.

“A safe Nebraska is a shared responsibility,” Col. John Bolduc, Nebraska State Patrol. “And it’s our job to work together to reduce fatalities, reduce those crashes.”

Also, on Tuesday a statement from Ryan Post’s mother. Ryan was a 13-year-old Norris student who died in a multi-car pile up in 2017.

Ryan’s mother said she just experienced her fourth mother’s day without Ryan because of distracted driving and she urges parents to teach their children about the importance of safe-driving.

The school resource officer from Norris read the statement from Post’s mom. He said after accidents they renew their commitment to safe driving, and that it is important to stick with it even as time moves on after another accident.

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