About the Highway Safety Office

The Nebraska Department of Roads Highway Safety Office (NDOR-HSO) is responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to reduce the state’s traffic-related injury and fatality rates.  These strategies may take the form of stand-alone projects, activities, and/or more comprehensive long-term programs.  Both traditional and innovative strategies are encouraged and utilized to support the HSO goals.


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The HSO is responsible for the administration of the Federal Highway Safety funds and for facilitating the Highway Safety Programs supported by these funds.


Any issue related to traffic safety may be considered under the role and responsibilities of the HSO.  Personnel are available for providing resource information and referral to other appropriate agencies or organizations.


Based on problem identification results, the following priority traffic safety areas are being targeted. To address these problem areas; grants, training opportunities, and educational items are available:



Priority Areas

  • Alcohol-Related
  • Safety Belts / Occupant Protection
  • Speed
  • Young Drivers
Other Areas of Concern
  • Motorcycles / Mopeds
  • Older Drivers

For more information on these areas, visit the Driving Safely page.



Contact Information

NDOR Highway Safety Office

5001 South 14th

P.O. Box 94612

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: 402.471.2515



Calendar of Events - 2017

March 2017

April 2017

  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month – U Text. U Drive. U Pay.
  • National Alcohol Awareness Month

May 2017

  • Motorcycle Awareness Month – Share the Road
  • Bicycle Safety Month – Share the Road
  • National Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • 10 – Bike to School Day
  • 22 – June 4 – CIOT Mobilization

June 2017

  • 19 – National Ride to Work Day – Share the Road

August 2017

  • Back to School Month – Walk, Bike, and Ride to School Safely

September 2017

  • 17-23 – CPS Week

October 2017

  • 2-6 – Drive Safely Work Week
  • 15-22 – National Teen Driver Safety Week

November 2017

  • 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday Travel – Occupant Protection, Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.
  • 24-December 12 – Pre-Holiday Season – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

December 2017

  • 13-31 – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown


NHTSA 2017 Communications Calendar