Crash fatalities higher than usual last month, DOT says


New numbers from the Nebraska Department of Transportation show 2018 is proving to be a deadly year on the state’s roads. 

28 people were killed in crashes last month compared to 16 in September 2017. 

They also said as of yesterday morning 181 people have died in crashes so far this year. 

In an effort to reduce these numbers, the Nebraska Highway Safety Office is starting a new campaign to remind people to buckle up. 

Last week they unveiled 15 trucks that now carry a message reminding people to wear the seatbelts, especially at night, when they say 70% of all unbelted fatalities happen. 

You’ll also find new signs with the same message at 50 Lincoln area gas stations. 


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