Summer Institute 2012: Nebraska Office of Highway Safety

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Mid-America Transportation Center
Summer Institute 2012
Presenter: Fred Zwonechek, Administrator, Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

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Summer Institute 2012: Nebraska Office of Highway Safety

  1. 1. A Program Overview Fred Zwonechek, AdministratorMATC Summer Institute – June 12, 2012
  2. 2.  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 - ????
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  Alcohol-related  Speed-related Crashes Crashes Occupant Restraints  Traffic Records Young Drivers  Other Areas
  6. 6.  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
  7. 7. NEBRASKA ALCOHOL-RELATED FATALITIES PER 100 MILLION MILES TRAVELED0.80 0.75 0.70 0.710.70 0.68 0.64 0.65 0.63 0.620.60 0.61 0.54 0.56 0.550.50 0.47 0.46 0.51 0.48 0.500.40 0.45 0.43 0.36 0.290.30 0.270.200.10 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  8. 8. NEBRASKA DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) ARRESTS VS. CONVICTIONS15,500 14,525 14,14814,000 13,660 13,439 13,422 13,415 13,437 13,119 13,154 13,399 13,095 12,763 12,39912,500 12,166 12,034 11,948 11,357 11,361 11,504 11,520 11,016 10,639 10,711 10,72411,000 10,549 9,7789,500 9,134 8,881 8,9038,000 6,661 ARRESTS CONVICTIONS 6,295 6,2146,5005,000 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  9. 9.  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
  10. 10. Nebraska Child Restraint & Safety Belt Observed Usage Rates100% 97% 95% 95% 93% 91%90% 88% 88% 86% 85% 84% 84% 84% 83%80% 79% 79% 79% 76% 76% 71% 70% 70% 70%70% 68% 66% 67%60% 56%50%40%30%20%10% 0% 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Child Safety Seat Use Safety Belt Use
  11. 11. Nebraska Safety Belt Usage Rate vs. Death Rate Per 100 Million Miles Traveled 90% 85% 2.50 2.302.27 83% 79% 79% 2.15 84% 84% 80% 76% 1.97 1.95 1.95 71%70%70% 79% 1.88 68% 76% 2.00 70% 1.85 63%64% 65%63%65% 1.72 1.68 1.68 1.61 1.81 1.83 1.56 1.58 60% 1.75 1.80 1.46 54%Seat Belt Usage Rate 1.37 1.36 1.40 1.50 1.33 50% 45% Death Rate 1.10 1.16 38% 40% 33% 32% 1.00 31% 32% 33% 0.97 30% 0.93 29% 20% 0.50 10% 0% 0.00 1990 2007 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 Safety Belt Usage Rate Death Rate
  12. 12.  “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
  13. 13. Drivers - Ages 16 to 20 Fatal & Injury Crashes Before and After Graduated Licensing Law9,000 8,3348,500 7,847 8,146 7,840 7,9028,000 7,6337,500 7,031 7,0177,000 6,4166,500 6,379 5,8116,000 5,3675,500 5,0545,000 4,577 4,6034,500 4,121 4,0664,000 3,7903,500 3,4203,0002,500 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
  14. 14. Drivers - Age 16 Fatal & Injury Crashes Before and After Graduated Licensing Law2,250 2,046 1,950 1,943 1,9542,000 1,859 1,844 1,7661,750 1,644 1,618 1,4531,500 1,274 1,2341,250 1,113 998 9581,000 814 806 754 750 650 500 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
  15. 15. Nebraska Drivers (Age 16 - 20) Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes10,000 8,334 8,146 7,847 7,902 8,000 7,017 6,416 6,000 5,811 5,367 5,054 4,577 4,603 4,121 4,066 4,000 3,790 3,420 2,000 0
  16. 16.  Speed Detection Equipment (radar, laser) Portable Speed Trailers Selective Overtime Enforcement Operations Media Campaign Efforts
  17. 17. FATAL/INJURY SPEED-RELATED CRASHES*2,500 2,2272,250 2,1272,0001,7501,5001,250 1,169 1,111 1,113 1,106 1,1071,000 947 847 879 798 750 689 500 250 0 2000 2001 **2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  18. 18.  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
  19. 19.  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
  20. 20.  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
  21. 21.  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.

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