About the Highway Safety Office

The Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (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
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle
  • Distracted Driving
  • Drowsy Driving
  • 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

Email: NDOT.HSO@nebraska.gov



Calendar of Events - 2022

  • January 2022
    • Winter Driving Safety
  • February 2022
    • Super Bowl LVI – Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
  • March 2022
    • 17 - St. Patrick’s Day – Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
    • 3/21-4/11 - Rail Grade Crossing Campaign – Stop. Trains Can’t.
    • 13-15 - Lifesavers Conference


2021 NHTSA Communications Calendar

2021 NHTSA Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar

2022 NHTSA Communications Calendar

2022 NHTSA Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar