Motorcycle Stop leads to Safety Reminders

(Omaha, Neb.)- An Omaha teen is stopped after the motorcycle he was driving was clocked traveling 139 mph in a 55 mph zone. The traffic stop Friday, March 8, led to several citations for the male driver.

Just after 4:00 p.m., on Friday, March 8, troopers were working a special selective when the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter clocked a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle traveling 139 mph in a 55 mph zone north on Highway 6 near the Sarpy/Douglas County line. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the motorcycle near 156th & Q streets.

The 18-year old driver was cited and released for willful reckless driving, speeding, no proof of insurance, operating an unregistered vehicle and no motorcycle endorsement.

“As we move into spring and summer, we typically see an increase in motorcycles on our roads,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “While motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as other vehicles on the road they must also obey the same rules as well.”

The Nebraska State Patrol reminds motorcyclists they must have a motorcycle endorsement and that state law requires motorcycle riders and passengers to wear a DOT- compliant helmet.

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