LINCOLN – Data was again collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation during the month of October for a recent traffic fatality toll.
According to a release from NDOT, 28 people were killed in 26 fatal crashes last month.
Eight of the 20 vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, four were using seatbelts and eight had seatbelt usage marked as unknown. Only 45 of the 157 vehicle occupants killed during 2021 have been using seatbelts.
A total of 16 of the 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 five fatalities on the interstate, 15 on other highways and eight on local roads.
One fatality involved a train, five fatalities were motorcyclists and there were three fatalities involving pedestrians.
Compared to one year ago in October of 2020, there were 22 fatalities.
This report includes information available through November 15, 2021 from the Highway Safety Section, Traffic Engineering Division and Nebraska Department of Transportation. For additional information, contact the NDOT Communication and Public Policy Division at (402) 479 4512.
For the daily count, visit dot.nebraska.gov/media/3341/monthlytoll.pdf