February 17, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) — During the month of January 2021, twenty-three people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska streets and roads, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
¨ The 23 fatalities occurred in 16 fatal crashes.
¨ Six of the twenty-three vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, five were using seatbelts, and twelve had seatbelt usage marked as “unknown”.
¨ Eighteen of the fatalities were in rural locations.
¨ There were five fatalities on the interstate, fourteen on other highways, and four on local roads.
¨ Icy roads were a contributing factor in four fatality crashes resulting in six fatalities.
¨ Two of the fatalities were age 15 & younger.
¨ Distraction: manually operating a mobile phone was a contributing factor in one of the fatality crashes.
COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS
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