Highway Safety serves as the state
repository for motor vehicle traffic accidents. Law enforcement officers
who investigate accidents and drivers who are involved in accidents are
required by state law to report to the Department of Roads on standard
report forms. These forms can be obtained free of charge by contacting
Responsible for receiving, processing, and storing all accident reports. Information from these reports is entered into a computerized database, where it is available for analysis. About 120,000 reports, representing nearly 35,000 reportable accidents, are received each year. Certified copies of accident reports are available to the public at a cost of $13.00 + TAX, per report. Accidents occurring since 1998 are available on a document imaging system. Older crashes are on microfilm.
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Responsible for analysis of accident data. This includes the production of standard reports, such as the annual Nebraska Traffic Accident Facts booklet, published each year for the preceding year, the "Standard Summaries of Nebraska Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents", the production of specialized reports from the database when requested by sources within the Department of Roads or other agencies, and the completion of accident studies at specific locations. The Location Analysis Unit does accident studies for all highway projects, and regularly monitors the state highway system to identify accident trouble spots. This information is used by department engineers to develop highway projects and safety improvements. The Analysis Unit also: