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Items of Interest:

New - Recent Study Identifies as 6th Strictest State on DUI ( June 2015)

A recent study from a leading personal finance outlet 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.):

  • 2nd - Minimum Jail Time (1st offense)
  • 7th - Minimum Jail Time (2nd offense)
  • 4th - How Long Old DUI Factor into Penalties
  • 6th - Administrative License Suspension
  • 4th - Minimum Fine (1st offense)
  • 12th - Minimum Fine (2nd offense)
  • 5th - Average Insurance Rate Increase After DUI

A link to the full study can be found here:

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.

Ford Driving Skills for Event Registration
  Click for copy of flyer


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




New - 2014 NET Documentary on Distracted Driving (View "Dstrctd Drvng")

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

NOHS Contact Information

Phone 402-471-2515

FAX 402-471-3865

Office Location: 5001 South 14th St.
                          Lincoln, NE

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94612
                           Lincoln NE 68509

Office Hours
Monday- Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT

Fred E Zwonechek, Administrator 402-471-2515

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 About NOHS?

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):

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Priority Areas

Other areas of concern:

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Calendar of Events - 2015

August 5 Nebraska Advocates for Highway Safety Meeting,
1:30 - 3:00 pm, NDOR - Auditorium
August 21 - September 7 You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Crackdown
November 4 Nebraska Advocates for Highway Safety Meeting,
1:30 - 3:00 pm, NDOR - Auditorium
November 23 - 29 Click It or Ticket Mobilization
December (Entire Month) National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month (3D)
December 18 - January 3, 2016 You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Crackdown

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