LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol reported making 945 arrests in Nebraska for impaired driving this year.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that an average of 32 people in the U.S. die every day from drunk-driving crashes. An average of more than 70 alcohol-related fatalities reportedly occur each year in Nebraska.

NSP said they would like to remind all drivers to plan ahead during their New Year’s celebration if alcohol is going to be involved.

“Travel across our state was impacted by severe winter weather last week, but as the weather improves, it’s still important to keep safe travel as your priority behind the wheel,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of NSP. “Our troopers and partner agencies will be working to keep the roads safe, and you can do your part by always driving sober or having a sober ride lined-up.”

NSP is working together with law enforcement agencies across Nebraska for their annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

“If your holiday gatherings involve alcohol, there are many options available to find a safe ride home,” said Colonel Bolduc. “Get a ride-share, call a cab, designate a driver, or take advantage of the many safe ride programs.”

Anyone that sees an impaired driver can call *55 or 800-525-5555 to make a report directly to the nearest NSP dispatch center.