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

Phone: 402.471.2515
Email: NDOT.HSO@nebraska.gov
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94612
Lincoln, NE 68509


Calendar of Events - 2023

  • August 2023
    • 8/12 – 8/16 GHSA Annual Meeting 2023 (New York, NY)
    • 8/16 – 9/4 August/Labor Day Impaired Driving


  • September 2023
    • 9/17 – 9/23 Child Passenger Safety Week
    • 9/23  National Seat Check Saturday


  • October 2023
    • Pedestrian Safety Month
    • 10/15 – 10/20 School Bus Safety Week
    • 10/31 Halloween – Impaired Driving



2023 NHTSA Communications Calendar

2023 NHTSA Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar