SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - State troopers are gearing up for the high school football season, to make sure high school students are driving safely.

The "Friday Night Lights" initiative is one in which the Nebraska State Patrol will focus on increasing awareness of seat belt usage.

"Friday Night Lights"  is designed to help reduce serious injury and fatality crashes involving teen drivers by providing them with firsthand knowledge of what can happen when you don't buckle up.

Fans at select high school football games will have the opportunity to experience a ride in the NSP seat belt convincer and view a presentation of the rollover simulator prior to kick–off.

Troopers will also take the field during half–times to catapult shirts with safety messages to football fans.

the shirts were purchased through a 10–thousand grant to the Nebraska State Patrol foundation from the AAA Nebraska/Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation.