Nebraska Children/Child Passenger Related Crash Data:




During 2017 on Nebraska roadways:

  • One child was killed and 282 children ages 0-4 were injured
  • One child between the age of 5-9 was killed, while 415 were injured
  • Three children between the age of 10-14 were killed and 587 were injured


2017 Child Safety Seat/Booster Seat Survey Results

In Nebraska, child safety seat use is surveyed annually through observations conducted in rural and urban counties. Among the children observed in the 2017 study, 97.0% were riding in child safety seats/booster seats. This rate is comparable to the rates for the last few years (98.4% in 2016, 96.9% in 2015, 96.9% in 2014, 95.9% in 2013, and 95.9% in 2012). These rates are significantly higher than the rate observed when this series of surveys began in 1999 (56.2%). (HSO)


Total observed child restraint use in rural counties decreased from 97.9% in 2016 to 97.5% in 2017; urban counties results decrease from 98.6% in 2016 to 96.7% in 2017. Of the number of children in safety seats/booster seats:

  • 94% of children were in the rear seat of vehicles; 6% were in front seat
  • 92.8% of children in rural counties were in the rear seat of vehicles; 7.2% were in the front seat
  • 94.6% of children in urban counties were in the rear seat of vehicles; 5.4% were in the front seat

Of the small number of children not in child safety seat/booster seats:

  • 25% of children were observed in the front seat
  • 50% of children were in rural counties
  • 15% of children were in urban counties