Nebraska Children/Child Passenger Related Crash Data:

 

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During 2015 on Nebraska roadways:

  • A total of 253 children ages 0-4 were injured;
  • 5 children ages 5-9 were killed while 384 were injured;
  • and one child between the age of 10-14 was killed and 590 were injured.

 

2016 Child Safety Seat/Booster Seat Survey Results

In Nebraska, child safety seat use is surveyed annually through observations conducted in rural and urban counties. Among the children observed in the 2016 study, 98.4% were riding in child safety seats/booster seats. This rate is comparable to the rates for the last few years (96.9% in 2015, 96.9% in 2014, 95.9% in 2013, 95.9% in 2012; and 95.1% in 2011). These rates are significantly higher than the rate observed when this series of surveys began in 1999 (56.2%). (HSO)

 

Total observed child restraint use in rural counties increased from 96.7% in 2015 to 97.9% in 2016; urban counties results increase from 97.0% in 2015 to 98.6% in 2016. Of the number of children in safety seats/booster seats:

  • 95.6% of children were in the rear seat of vehicles; 4.4% were in front seat;
  • 93.6% of children in rural counties were in the rear seat of vehicles; 6.4% were in the front seat;
  • 96.5% of children in urban counties were in the rear seat of vehicles; 3.5% were in the front seat.

 

Of the small number of children not in child safety seat/booster seats:

  • 35.3% of children were observed in the front seat;
  • 42.9% of children were in rural counties; and
  • 30.0% of children were in urban counties.