LINCOLN – In March 2021, there were 10 people killed on Nebraska roadways. The Department of Transportation (DOT) released details regarding the crashes.
There were nine total crashes that included fatalities. Of those fatalities, three people were killed while not wearing their seatbelts. Other fatalities were unclear if the person was wearing a seatbelt, although there was one confirmed person doing so.
Over half of the incidents occurred in rural areas. This means towns with less than 5,000 people, according to the Federal Highway Administration. None of the accidents were on the interstate. There were eight fatalities on highways and two on local roads.
One person that was killed includes a pedestrian, and two motorcyclists were fatally injured.
So far in 2021, there have been over 40 fatalities on Nebraska’s roadways. Of that sample, only 10 people were confirmed wearing their seatbelts.
For more information, contact the Department of Transportation at 402-479-4512.