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SAFETY BELT / OCCUPANT PROTECTION

 

SAFETY BELT / OCCUPANT PROTECTION

 

NEBRASKA SAFETY BELT LAW

The driver, each front-seat occupant in the vehicle and all children six years of age and less than 18 years of age must wear occupant protection systems and all occupant protection systems worn are properly adjusted and fastened. All persons being transported by a motor vehicle operated by a holder of a provisional operator's permit or a school permit shall use occupant protection systems worn are properly adjusted and fastened. This is a secondary law, which means the driver is cited for this violation only if cited or charged with an additional violation or some other offense. The violation shall be assessed against the driver of vehicle result in a $25.00 fine.

For additional information click on a corresponding section of law:

60-6,265 Definition of an occupant protection system.

60-6,266 Occupant protection system; 1973 model year and later motor vehicles;
              requirements; violation; penalty.

60-6,270 Occupant protection system; use required; when; exceptions.

60-6,271 Enforcement of occupant protection system requirements; when.

60-6,272 Occupant protection system; violation; penalty.

60-6,273 Occupant protection system violation; evidence; when admissible.

There are different requirements for children under the age of (18) eighteen. To learn about Nebraska’s Child Passenger Safety Law click here.


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NEBRASKA SAFETY BELT CRASH DATA

 

SAFETY BELT USED VS. NOT USED IN NEBRASKA CHART

 

 

NEBRASKA

SAFETY BELT USED vs. NOT USED

IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

2009 - 2013

Updated 6-17-2014

Source: Standard Summary of Nebraska Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents

Killed Injured No Injury
2009
Used 59 12,164 51,423
Not Used 128 3,806 11,823
Total 187 15,970 63,246
2010
Used 51 11,511 48,739
Not Used 108 3,438 19,839
Total 159 14,949 58,578
2011
Used 43 11,019 46,930
Not Used 98 3,173 9,179
Total 141 14,192 56,109
2012
Used 48 10,570 44,126
Not Used 112 3,245 8,371
Total 160 13,815 52,497
2013      
Used 52 11,364 45,300
Not Used 123 3,119 8,634
Total 175 14,483 53,934

 

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