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Items of Interest:

NEW - Nebraska Drugged Driving Summit 
            Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
            The Summit will be held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus,
             2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE.
             For Registration Information Click Here

            Nebraska Innovation Campus Map/Location Click Here

NEWW - Recent Study Identifies Nebraska 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 - 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 - UNL News Release: Study: Driver's ed significantly reduces teen crashes, tickets - Newman & Shell

NEW - Seat Belt Use to Save Face: Impact on Drivers' Body Region and Nature of Injury in Motor Vehicle Crashes - Guang-Ming Han, Ashley Newmyer, and Ming Qu -Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln, Nebraska

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. 

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

October 19 - 23 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19 - 25 National Teen Driver Safety Week
November 16 - 22 Don't Text & Drive Week
November 23 - 29 Click It or Ticket Mobilization
December (Entire Month) National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month (3D)
December 8 Nebraska Advocates for Highway Safety Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Nebraska Drugged Driving Summit.
December 18 - January 3, 2016 You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Crackdown

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