On December 20, 2013, the Nebraska Department of Roads released its monthly report for November 2013 regarding traffic fatalities. During the month of November, twelve persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska’s roadways in a total of ten crashes. Seven of the eleven vehicle occupants were not using safety belts, with five of the fatalities age 24 or younger. Only one of the fatalities was a motorcyclist.
During 2013, (from January to November), there were 190 fatalities from 171 fatal crashes, only slightly decreased from 2012. The report disclosed that 81.1 % of the vehicle occupants killed were not wearing safety belts. As we enter a new year, please remember to be safe and buckle up.