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 - 2018/2019

November 2018

  • 23 - December 12 - Pre-Holiday Season – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

December 2018

  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • 14 - January 1, 2019 - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown

April 2019

  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month

May 2019

  • National Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
  • National Bicycle Safety Month
  • 8 - Bike to School Day
  • 13-June 2 - Click It or Ticket Mobilization

June 2019

  • 6 - Secure Your Load Day

August 2019

  • 16-September 2 - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization

September 2019

  • 22-28 - Child Passenger Safety Week
  • 28 - National Seat Check Saturday

October 2019

  • 2 - Walk to School Day
  • 20-26 - National Teen Driver Safety Week
  • 21-25 - National School Bus Safety Week


2018 NHTSA Communications Calendar 

2019 NHTSA Communications Calendar

2019 Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar