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November 24, 2015
Nebraska Roadway Fatalities Up 13 Percent Cmpared to Previous Four Years

 

With six weeks remaining in the year, Nebraska roadway fatalities are on track to be at their worst level since 2007, reports AAA.  As of November 23, 211 people have been killed in roadway traffic crashes which is 13 percent higher than the average for the previous four years.  Fatalities in urban areas in Nebraska are up 46 percent, with the greatest increase occurring on local roads in city limits.  To avoid distractions that take your mind off of the task of driving safely, AAA advises all motorists to always turn off your cell phone while driving.  Passengers in the vehicle should help the driver by not engaging in conversations that take your mind off of the roadway.  Although nearly 80 percent of all motorists buckle-up, a disproportionate share of unrestrained vehicle occupants die in car crashes each year.  The latest data for 2015 shows that 78 percent of the vehicle occupants who died on Nebraska roadways, were not using their safety belt.  During the Thanksgiving holiday period, many law enforcement agencies across the country will participate in the Click-it or Ticket mobilization effort, all in an effort to save lives.
 

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