During the month of December 2013, seventeen persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
These 17 fatalities occurred in 15 crashes. Thirteen of the 15 vehicle occupants killed were not using safety belts. Four fatalities occurred on the interstate, five happened on non-interstate highways, and
eight took place on local roads. Sixteen of the fatalities occurred in rural locations. Six of the fatalities were age 24 or younger. Six of the fatalities were age 55 or older. Two of the fatalities were pedestrians.
NDOR says in 2013 there were 207 total fatalities and 186 fatal crashes.
In 2012, there were 212 total fatalities and 190 fatal crashes.
In 2011, there were 181 total fatalities and 164 fatal crashes.
In 2010, there were 190 total fatalities and 166 fatal crashes.
In 2009, there were 223 total fatalities and 205 fatal crashes.
146 of the 179 vehicle occupants killed during 2013 (81.6%) were not wearing safety belts.