Seat Belt Safety

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It's a FACT.  Seat belts save lives.

Even an experienced driver can be involved in a crash. Safety belts, if used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury to car occupants. 

Nebraska Seat Belt Statistics - 2014

  • In Nebraska, 225 people died and 15,871 were injured in traffic crashes.
  • In Nebraska, 1 collision occurs every 16 minutes.
  • 43 people were injured each day in motor vehicle crashes and 1 person was killed every 39 hours.
  • Of the 225 traffic fatalities, 189 (84%) were occupants of passenger vehicles.
  • Of the 189 traffic fatalities, 78 (41%) were rollovers.
  • Of the 189 traffic fatalities, only 58 (31%) were wearing safety belts; 131 (69%) were not wearing safety belts.
  • Of the 131 (69%) not wearing safety belts, 78 (60%) were thrown from the vehicle.
  • Motor vehicle crashes cost Nebraska over $796,989,000 in 2014 utilizing the 2013 National Safety Council calculable costs of motor vehicle crashes.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those ages 5-34.
  • The observed safety belt use rate in 2014 for drivers and passengers was 79%.
  • Safety belts - when used - reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% and light truck occupants by 60%.

It's a FACT.  Seat belts save lives.

* Source:  Nebraska Office of Highway Safety 2014
 

Click It, Don’t Risk It (CIDRI) is a public education campaign designed to increase Nebraska’s seat belt usage rate. CIDRI offers the following educational tools for businesses, schools, and groups.

  • Governor's Seat Belt Honor Roll - This program is a great way to promote seat belt safety to your employees and students.  Complete a seat belt check in your business or school's parking lot and receive a place on the Governor's Honor Roll.  Recipients receive their award from the Governor at the State Capital.  

  • Assistance with workplace policy development

  • Free educational material for Nebraskans including:  videos, posters, stickers, and brochures

  • Campaigns throughout the year with multimedia approaches
     

National Safety Council, Nebraska encourages all drivers and passengers to fasten safety belts, every trip, every time. 

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What Have You Got to Lose? 
2016 PSA Contest Winners

Business category:  Elite Cheer
Businesses and thier employees:  Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants, LLC
College Students:  Hylan Miller and John Henry Theisen (UNO and Creighton University)

2015 PSA Contest Winners

Class A
Westside High School  Warrior Television  #WTVDrivesSafely
Honorable Mention : Lincoln Southeast High School  LSE KnightVision  #LSEOnImpact 
Honorable Mention : Millard North High School  Millard North LAX  #MNHSLaxClickIt

Class B 
Gretna High School  The Voice Newspaper  #GretnaClickIt
Honorable Mention : Crete High School  Media Class  #CreteSchools4Seatbelts
Honorable Mention : Aurora High School  Tech Class  #AuroraChanceorChoice

Class C
Gordon-Rushville High School  iLife '11 Class  #BeltUpGRHS2015
Tied Honorable Mention : West Point-Beemer Jr. Sr. High  Cadet Vision  #WestPointClickIt
Tied Honorable Mention : West Point-Beemer Jr. Sr. High  Cadet Vision  #WestPointBucklesUp
Honorable Mention : Louisville High School  Tech Club  #AllAboutTheBuckleLHS

Class D
Sioux County High School  Health Class  #SiouxCountyDontRiskIt
Honorable Mention : Hay Springs High School  Video Production  #HSHSVideo
Honorable Mention : Sioux County High School  Health Class  #SiouxCountyBucklesUp 

Honorable Mention Spanish Video : Johnson County Central  Health Class  #JCCSequidad 

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