Nebraska Office of Highway
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Did you know in 2013 Nebraska...
(includes all Learner's Permit (LPD), School Permit (SCP), and Provisional Operator
Nebraska teen drivers (ages 19 & younger) were involved in:
In 2012 drivers ages 15- to 20 years...
BAC of .01 g/dL or higher drinking and 55% of these drivers were unrestrained.
to the most recent data available (2009) from the National Center for Health Statistics.
traffic fatalities by 13% and have saved an estimated 29,292 lives since 1975.
(Source: NHTSA Young Drivers - 2012 Data)
The Nebraska .02 law or “zero tolerance law” is a law to prevent minors from drinking and driving. Under the law, minors (defined as anyone under age 21) are prohibited from driving with more than .02 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 210 liters of breath.The .02 "zero tolerance" law makes it unlawful for anyone under age 21 to have a measurable amount of alcohol in their body while driving on Nebraska roadways. For more details click on a corresponding section of law: 60-6,211.01 Persons under 21 years of age; prohibited acts.
60-6,211.02 Implied consent to submit to a
chemical test; when test is administered;
60-6,211.03 Impound operator’s license; operation relating to employment authorized.
60-6,211.04 Applicability of additional laws.
The DMV approves and audits schools that provide testing and/or training outside of the Drivers License Exam stations. These schools teach and test students for the Provisional Operator's Permit (POP) and School Permit (SCP).
These schools are certified by the DMV to teach individuals the rules of the road and
Graduated Licensing Law Statistics By Age:
Graduated Licensing Law Statistics By Age In All Crashes:
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) has been the recipient of the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program (OJJDP) Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) from 2000 through 2013. The NOHS utilizes these funds to support statewide evidence based community coalition and enforcement strategies targeting underage drinking problems. The NOHS also has leveraged federal highway safety funding to support, expand, and enhance these efforts. Grant funding has been provided to Project Extra Mile (PEM), a non-profit underage drinking community coalition site projects (1996 - 1999) through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA). PEM continues as a grantee to provide training, technical assistance, management, youth advocacy, and public policy awareness to assist community coalitions addressing underage drinking issues across Nebraska.
Through the establishment of community coalitions, Project Extra Mile’s mission is to create a community consensus that clearly states that underage alcohol use is illegal, unhealthy, and unacceptable.
For additional information regarding PEM contact:
Nicole Carritt, Executive Director, 12165 West Center Rd, Suite 50, Omaha, NE 68144, phone: 402-963-4097, FAX: 402-963-0015, or email: email@example.com or visit the PEM website at Project Extra Mile or visit their website at http://www.projectextramile.org/
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters are coordinated statewide by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. SADD chapters are established in many schools throughout Nebraska. Chapters establish and prioritize their individual goals which include alcohol and other drug free activities, anti-violence, and peer counseling which are available in many schools, as well as other campaigns that affect the well being of Nebraska youth. Each school tailors their campaigns to their specific needs.
SADD National hosts an adult supervised conference of about 500 to 600 students each year. For more information regarding SADD please contact:
State contact: Fred E Zwonechek, Administrator,
Nebraska Office of Highway Safety
SADD National Headquarters,
P.O. Box 800,
Marlborough, MA 01752