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Highway Safety Contacts

What We Do
NDOR Accident Records Unit | Analysis Unit
Frequently Asked Questions
 

Crash Data

Daily Traffic Fatality Toll Comparison
Published daily M-F, except holidays
This Report is SUBSCRIBABLE separately
Click HERE

Monthly Traffic Fatality Toll
Published mid-month for the previous month
This Report is SUBSCRIBABLE separately
Click HERE

Yearly Traffic Accident
Facts Booklets

Published in the fall of the year
for the previous year

Year-End Nebraska Fatality Toll Comparisons

Monthly & Yearly Statewide Summaries of Nebraska Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents

 

Have You Been
in an Accident?

If you need to FILL OUT a Driver's Motor Vehicle Accident Report, Click HERE

 If you want to BUY a copy
of an Investigator's Motor Vehicle Accident Report, the cost is $13 + TAX. You may obtain it in person, or by mail, or on-line.

In Person:
Highway Safety Office, 1500 Highway 2-Room 14, Lincoln, NE

By Mail:
The cost is $13 + TAX - Call 402-479-4645
to find out the correct tax before requesting a Report by Mail.

On-Line:
Click: Buy ACCIDENT REPORTS On-Line

Questions about buying an Accident Report? Call 402-479-4645


Videos

2014 NET Video on Distracted Driving
(video is 30 minutes in length)

Link to "From One Second to the Next":
Safety Documentary (not NDOR video) about the Dangers of Distracted Driving

(video is 35 minutes in length)

 

Safety Plan

2012-2016 Nebraska
Strategic Highway Safety Plan

If you wish to have a printed copy of the Plan, please contact the Traffic Engineering Division Office
 at 402-479-4594


For City/County Officials ONLY:

Claim Forms for Reimbursement for Nebraska Fatal Driver/Pedestrian
Alcohol-Drug Analysis Testing
Word Fill-In or PDF

Driver's Motor Vehicle Accident Report

IMPORTANT...When printing this report, please make sure the printed copy you submit includes the signature lines.

The Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report (DR41) is now available in two formats. Please select the one you need, and right click on it to download it.

NOTE: Please use the Fill-In versions below. This eliminates the possibility of errors in transcribing because of problems in reading your handwriting.

REMEMBER to print out, SIGN, and mail in your form.

WORD Fill-In Template of DR41 – You must have Microsoft Word to use this.

  • Right click and save it to your computer.
  • Open it on your computer and fill it out.
  • Print out the completed form.
  • Sign it and send it to the address on the form.
  • Save a copy for your files.

Adobe PDF of DR41

  • Right click and save it to your computer.
  • Open it on your computer and print out the form.
  • Fill it in.
  • Sign it and send it to the address on the form.
  • Save a copy for your files.

Extra:
Overlays to assist you with reading the Investigator's Report DR40

TIP...use your printer's "scale to fit", or "reduce to page margins" option to make sure the entire form area is printing.

Questions about Filling out the Report? Call 402-479-4645

 

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Links to National Reports

National Fatality Accident Reports (FARS)

NE Traffic Accident Facts Booklets
(available in the third quarter of the year for the previous year)

 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

NE Year End Fatality Toll Comparisons

 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004


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Statewide Summaries
of Nebraska Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents by Month and by Year

Reports generated as data becomes available
If you need reports not shown here, please contact
Sean Owings 402.479.4628

2013

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov |

2012

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2012 Entire (42M)

2011

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
July | Aug |
| Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2011 Entire (84M)

2010

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
July | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2010 Entire (49M)

2009

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2009 Entire (44M)

2008

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2008 Entire (36M)

2007

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2007 Entire (38M)

2006

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
Jul |
Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2006 Entire (36M)

2005

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun
Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2005 Entire (47M)

*Entire Statewide Summaries contain year-end reports for: counties, 32 largest cities, pedalcyclist pedestrian, train, young drivers,
 and other miscellaneous reports.
   

Contacts
for Highway Safety Crash & Accident Questions and Information

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 Highway Safety.
 

Dan Waddle Division Manager - Traffic Engineer 402-479-4594
Robert A. Grant Highway Safety Manager 402-479-4645
Carole L. Gasper Accident Records Supervisor 402-479-4645
Donna Hosick State Property Damage Coordinator 402-479-4614
  Highway Safety FAX 402-479-3637
Need an Accident Report? Call 402-479-4645


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Accident Records Unit

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.

Need an Accident Report? Call 402-479-4645

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do I have to file an accident report? If someone is injured or killed, or someone has over $1000 in damage then all drivers involved are required to file a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report with our office within 10 days of the accident.

  • Who is required to file a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report? All drivers involved in an accident in which someone is injured or killed, or someone has damage over $1000 are required to file a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report with our office, no matter who is at fault, within 10 days of the occurrence.

  • Where do I get a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report? You can get a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Accident Report from: the officer that investigated your accident, the police or sheriff’s department, your insurance agent, or by calling our office at (402) 479-4645.

  • How do I get a copy of the investigating officer’s report? The officer’s report is public information. You may purchase a certified copy for $13.00 + TAX. To request a copy of an officer’s report send the following information:

    • Accident date

    • Accident location, including county

    • Driver’s Name

    • The request and $13.00 + TAX should be sent to: (call 402-479-4645 to find TAX amount)

      Highway Safety
      PO Box 94669
      Lincoln, NE 68509

  • Can I get a copy of the other driver’s report?
    No. All driver’s reports are confidential by law.
  • Can the Highway Safety Section suspend a person’s driver’s license because of an accident?
    Only the Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend a person’s driver’s license.

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Analysis Unit

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:

  • Maintains Nebraska’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data. This system was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help identify and measure national safety problems and to provide an objective basis to evaluate the effectiveness of motor vehicle safety standards and highway programs.

    Nebraska’s FARS office generates two motor vehicle fatality reports daily:

  • Provides commercial truck accident data for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's SAFETYNET database.
  • Oversees the State Property Damage System.

 

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