Highway Safety Office
Items of Interest:
NEW - Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths - How is the US doing? - July 2016 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NEW - Recent Study Identifies Nebraska as 5th Strictest State on DUI ( August 2016)
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/dui-penalities-by-statei/13549/
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.
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 targets.
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: