Summer Institute 2012: Nebraska Office of Highway Safety
A Program Overview Fred Zwonechek, AdministratorMATC Summer Institute – June 12, 2012
Created by 1966 Federal Highway Safety Act Dept. of Administrative Services - (Planning & Programming–Program 644) 1967 – 1971 Dept. of Motor Vehicles – Division (Program 644) 1971 – 2009 Dept. of Roads – Section – 2009 - ????
8 staff with an accumulated 210 years of highway safety program experience 9 million dollars of available federal funding during federal year FY2012 600+ individual grants during FY2012 Federal Funding: 1) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); 2) US Dept. of Justice (USDOJ-OJJDP); and 3) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) HSIP funding
Mission – To reduce the state’s traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries on the roads through leadership, innovation, facilitation and program support in partnership with other public and private organizations. Goals (examples 2 of 27) Reduce fatalities by 10% in 2012 Reduce serious injuries to 1,700 in 2012
Alcohol-related Speed-related Crashes Crashes Occupant Restraints Traffic Records Young Drivers Other Areas
Alcohol breath testing Training for instruments Prosecutors & Judges In-car camera systems Community Court Overtime Enforcement Monitoring Initiative (saturation patrols & FTE’s for enforcement, check-points) prosecution, courts DUI enforcement Public Information & training Education Activities Drug Recognition Traffic Safety Resource Expert (DRE) Training Prosecutor (A.G.)Enforcement Emphasis Other
Support for Child Selective “Click It or Passenger Safety Ticket” Overtime (CPS)Technician Enforcement Training Mobilizations Support for CPS Trainers and “Click It Don’t Risk It” Technicians Statewide Coalition Provide Child Safety Seats for Low Income “Click It or Ticket” Families multi-media campaignChild Passengers Drivers and Passengers
“Getting Your Drivers Underage Alcohol- License” to all 15 year enforcement olds every year operations Grants to local Underage Reporting community Toll Free Tip Line organizations 1-866-MUST-B-21 Training opportunities Supporting Underage targeting young drivers Drinking Community Coalitions Media campaigns Facebook CauseYouth High Risk Driving Underage Alcohol
In-car Laptops for Crash Outcome enforcement Data Evaluation E-citations DMV Driver & Electronic Vehicle Records submission of crash Systems reports Court Records Emergency Medical System Services Data NE Criminal Justice Improvement Information System Trauma Registry System Support
Motorcycle Safety Administrative and Training Licensing Sanctions Bicycle/Pedestrian Vehicle Safety Safety Issues Issues Commercial Vehicle Off-road vehicle Crashes use on public Driver Training and roadways Testing
DMV Crime Commission Nebr. State Patrol Law Enforcement Training Center Dept Health & Human Services UNL & UNK Game and Parks Attorney General Supreme Court Dept of Education
The staff of 8 annually works with: over 400 state and local government agencies; another 250 non-profit and community organizations; and many private sector businesses as partners to impact Nebraska crashes, injuries, and fatalities. It is worth noting that the Nebraska office is the most experienced state highway safety office staff in the nation.