About the Highway Safety Office

The Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO) 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 HSO goals.

 

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The HSO 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 HSO.  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:

 

 

Priority Areas

  • Alcohol-Related
  • Safety Belts / Occupant Protection
  • Speed
  • Young Drivers
Other Areas of Concern
  • Motorcycles / Mopeds
  • Older Drivers

For more information on these areas, visit the Driving Safely page.

 

 

Contact Information

NDOT Highway Safety Office

5001 South 14th

P.O. Box 94612

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: 402.471.2515

 

 

Calendar of Events - 2017/2018

December 2017

  • 15 - Jan. 1, 2018 – You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Impaired Driving Crackdown

February 2018

  • 4 - Super Bowl 51 -  Impaired Driving, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

March 2018

  • 17 - St. Patrick’s Day – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

April 2018

  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month – U Text. U Drive. U Pay.
  • National Alcohol Awareness Month
  • TBD - Distracted Driving Enforcement, U Drive. U Text. U Pay.
  • TBD - National Work Zone Awareness Week

May 2018

  • Motorcycle Awareness Month – Share the Road
  • Bicycle Safety Month – Share the Road
  • National Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • 5 - Cinco de Mayo – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
  • 9 - Bike to School Day
  • 13 -19 - National Police Week
  • 20 -26 - EMS Week
  • 21 - June 3 – Click It Or Ticket Mobilization

June 2018

  • 6 – Secure Your Load Day
  • 18 - National Ride to Work Day – Share the Road

July 2018

  • 4 - Fourth of July – Impaired Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
  • 31 – National Heat Stroke Prevention Day

August 2018

  • Back to School Month – Walk, Bike, and Ride to School Safely
  • 15- September 3 - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown

September 2018

  • 23-29 – Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week
  • 29 - CPS, Seat Check Saturday

October 2018

  • 1-5- Drive Safely Work Week
  • 3 - Walk to School Day
  • 14-20 - National Teen Driver Safety Week
  • 22-26 - National School Bus Safety Week
  • 31 - Halloween – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

November 2018

  • 22 - Thanksgiving Holiday Travel – Occupant Protection, Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time
  • 23-December 12 - Pre-Holiday Season – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

December 2018

  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • 14 - Jan. 2, 2019 - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown

 

NHTSA 2017 Communications Calendar

NHTSA 2018 Communications Calendar