Nebraska Office of Highway
Items of Interest:
New - Recent Study Identifies as 6th Strictest State on DUI ( June 2015)
A recent study from a leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com analyzed the enforcement rules in each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics to identify which states impose the harshest penalties on drunk drivers.
DUI Penalty in Nebraska (1=Strictest; 25=Avg.):
A link to the full study can be found here: http://wallethub.com/edu/strictest-states-on-dui/13549/
New - Ford Driving Skills for Life Event - Manheim Omaha, 9201 S 144th St., Omaha NE. - July 11-12, 2015. Ford Driving Skill for Life is a FREE program developed in 2003 in conjunction with the Governors Highway Safety Association and a panel of safety experts to address the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States - vehicle crashes. This event is an opportunity for teen drivers age 16 to 18 to improve their driving skills. Please forward the attached flyer to all 16-18 year olds and their parents that you know or have contact with. The students will have the opportunity to drive courses with instructors as well as simulators and other learning experiences. See attached flyer for more information?
Registration is limited and signed consent forms are required.
NEW - Driver Education and Teen Crashes and Traffic Violations in the First Two Year of Driving in a Graduated Licensing System - Duane F. Shell, Ian M. Newman, Ana Lucia Cordova-Cazar, Jill M. Heese
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) 30- minute documentary looks at distracted driving in the age of technology. The documentary shows how law enforcement, safety organizations, families and others are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
New - Nebraska Teen Driver Report 2013 - Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
New - Vital Signs: Health Burden and Medical Costs of Nonfatal Injuries to Motor Vehicle Occupants - United States, 2012 - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 7, 2014
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) is responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to reduce the state’s traffic-related injury and fatality rates. These strategies may take the form of stand-alone projects, activities, and/or more comprehensive long-term programs. Both traditional and innovative strategies are encouraged and utilized to support the NOHS goals.
The NOHS is responsible for the administration of the Federal Highway Safety funds and for facilitating the Highway Safety Programs supported by these funds.
Any issue related to traffic safety may be considered under the role and responsibilities of the NOHS. Personnel are available for providing resource information and referral to other appropriate agencies or organizations.
Based on problem identification results, the following priority traffic safety areas are being targeted. To address these problem areas; grants, training opportunities, and educational items are available (click on the links at the top of the page to view areas):
Other areas of concern: