February Traffic Fatality Toll

LINCOLN – Data was again collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation during the month of February for a recent traffic fatality toll.

According to a release from NDOT, 15 people were killed in 13 fatal crashes in February.

Six of the 14 vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, four were using seatbelts and another four had seatbelt usage marked as unknown.

A total of 11 fatalities were in rural locations (The Federal Highway Administration definition for urban is an area with a population of 5,000 or more). There were two fatalities on the interstate, nine on Nebraska highways and four on local roads during the month of February. One of the fatalities pertained to a pedestrian.

Only 11 of the 35 vehicle occupants killed during 2022 were using seatbelts.

Compared to last February, there were 10 fatalities in 2021. The 41 fatalities through two months is the highest over the past five years with the 2018-21 average being 32 fatalities.

This report includes information available through March 14, 2022 from the Highway Safety Section, Traffic Engineering Division, Nebraska Department of Transportation.

For additional information, contact the NDOT Communication and Public Policy Division at 402-479‑4512.