Nebraska Traffic Deaths Higher Than in Previous Years
Lincoln, NE (June 16, 2022) — During the month of May 2022, eighteen people were killed in traffic
crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
¨ The 18 fatalities occurred in 17 fatal crashes.
¨ Six of the twelve vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, three were using seatbelts, and
three had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.
¨ Twelve of the fatalities were in rural locations*.
¨ There were zero fatalities on the interstate, sixteen on other highways, and two on local roads.
¨ Three of the fatalities were pedestrians.
¨ Three of the fatalities were motorcyclists.
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COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS
|JANUARY – MAY||FATALITIES||FATAL CRASHES||% CHANGE v. 2022
- There were 15 fatalities in May of 2021.
- Only 26 of the 84 vehicle occupants killed during 2022 were using seatbelts.
* The Federal Highway Administration definition for urban is an area with a population of 5,000 or more.