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
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle
  • Distracted Driving
  • Drowsy Driving

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 - 2020

November 2020

  • 1 – Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Don’t Snooze & Cruise
  • 25 – Blackout Wednesday
  • 25-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday Travel, Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.
  • 30-Dec. 11 – Pre-Holiday Season, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

December 2020

  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • 1-6 – Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
  • 16-Jan. 1 – Holiday Season, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

January 2021

  • 1 – Happy New Year!

February 2021

  • 7 – Super Bowl LV – Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

March 2021

  • 8-12 – Vehicle Safety Recalls Week
  • 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
  • 3/22-4/12 – Rail Grade Crossing Campaign


2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar

2021 NHTSA Communications Calendar

2020 NHTSA Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar

2021 NHTSA Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar