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

August 2018

  • Back to School Month – Walk, Bike, and Ride to School Safely
  • 15- September 3 - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown

September 2018

  • 23-29 – Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week
  • 23-29 – Rail Safety Week
  • 29 - CPS, Seat Check Saturday

October 2018

  • 1-5- Drive Safely Work Week
  • 3 - Walk to School Day
  • 14-20 - National Teen Driver Safety Week
  • 22-26 - National School Bus Safety Week
  • 31 - Halloween – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

November 2018

  • 22 - Thanksgiving Holiday Travel – Occupant Protection, Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time
  • 23-December 12 - Pre-Holiday Season – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

December 2018

  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • 14 - Jan. 2, 2019 - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown


2018 NHTSA Communications Calendar 

2019 NHTSA Communications Calendar

2019 Highway Traffic Safety Events Calendar