Social media plays a great role in our everyday lives. Its influence continues to grow daily. The Nebraska State Patrol is very pleased with social media and how it helps then keep the public updated.
Nebraska State Patrol has been active on social media for the past 6 years. They believe that any message that is sent out through social media can help drivers hold a stronger focus when driving. This is mainly because losing focus while driving is a very common occurrence in this day and time.
Giving the public updates about road conditions and community events through social media sites such as Twitter is very common. The information that is released can be useful to people because they will have a better idea of what is going on in a specific area that they may be traveling to or through. This is much better than calling 511 to get information about road conditions or using a weather app.
During the most current ice storm in Nebraska, there were no fatal accidents. The law enforcement states that the main reason is because of social media.
It is very important for people to know about the conditions they are driving in to and not just take a chance for the best and go.
Being active on social media can also be of benefit to the department and the overall community in many ways. Communication is the key, having a way to engage with a majority of the community helps build a sense of trust. Social media becomes a platform for the community to express its questions and concerns and get their answers. It allows the spread of knowledge and information with almost no effort. This is very beneficial because it can serve as a sense of protection to the community or even help find missing persons and wanted suspects.