During the month of February 2023, fifteen people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
- These 15 fatalities occurred in 14 fatal crashes.
- Nine of the fifteen vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, three were using seatbelts, and
- three had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.
- Ten of the fatalities were in rural locations*.
- There was one fatality on the interstate, eight on other highways, and six on local roads.
- Icy roads were a contributing factor in one of the fatality crashes.
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COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS
|JANUARY – FEBRUARY||FATALITIES||FATAL CRASHES||% CHANGE v. 2023(FATALITIES)|
- There were 15 fatalities in February of 2022.
- Only 3 of the 23 vehicle occupants killed during 2023 were using seatbelts.
* The Federal Highway Administration definition for urban is an area with a population of 5,000 or more.
This report includes information available through March 14, 2023, from the Highway Safety Section, Traffic Engineering Division, Nebraska Department of Transportation. For additional information, contact NDOT Communication and Public Policy Division at (402) 479‑4512.