Highway Safety Documents
Accident Records Section
Frequently Asked Questions
Risk Management Section
Highway Safety serves as the state
repository for motor vehicle traffic accidents. Law enforcement officers
who investigate accidents and drivers who are involved in accidents are
required by state law to report to the Department of Roads on standard
report forms. These forms can be obtained free of charge by contacting
Traffic Fatality Toll
(for the previous month)
Traffic Fatality Toll Comparison
(published daily M-F, except holidays)
Responsible for receiving, processing,
and storing all accident reports. Information from these reports is entered
into a computerized database, where it is available for analysis. About
145,000 reports, representing nearly 50,000 reportable accidents, are
received each year. Up to four years of hard copy reports are filed within
the office, before being converted to microfilm. Certified copies of accident
reports are available to the public at a cost of $6.00 per report.
If someone is injured or someone has over
$500 in damage then all drivers involved are required to file a Drivers
Motor Vehicle Accident Report with our office within 10 days of the
All drivers involved in an accident in which
someone is injured or someone has damage over $500 are required to
file a Drivers Motor Vehicle Accident Report with our office,
no matter who is at fault, within 10 days of the occurrence.
You can get a Drivers Motor Vehicle
Accident Report from: the officer that investigated your accident,
the police or sheriffs department, your insurance agent, or
by calling our office at (402) 479-4645.
The officers report is public information.
You may purchase a certified copy for $6.00. To request a copy of
an officers report send the following information:
No. All drivers reports are confidential
A. Only the Department of Motor Vehicles can
suspend a persons drivers license.
Responsible for analysis of accident
data. This includes the production of standard reports, such as the annual
Accident Facts booklet, published each July
for the preceding year, and the "Standard Summaries of Nebraska
Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents" the production of specialized reports
from the database when requested by sources within the Department of Roads,
other agencies, or the general public, and the completion of accident
studies at specific locations. The Location Analysis Unit does accident
studies for all highway projects, and regularly monitors the state highway
system to identify accident trouble spots. This information is used by
department engineers to develop highway projects and safety improvements.
The Risk Management section also:
Maintains Nebraska’s Fatality
Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data. This system was developed by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help identify
and measure national safety problems and to provide an objective basis
to evaluate the effectiveness of motor vehicle safety standards and
highway programs. Link to FARS
Nebraska’s FARS office generates two motor
vehicle fatality reports daily:
Provides commercial truck accident
data for the Federal Highway Administration’s SAFETYNET database.
Oversees the State Property
Maintains the Department of
Roads’ Employee Accident Reporting System.