Winter 2023 Newsletter

February 6, 2023

Since 2011, Nebraska has seen a total of 2,232 fatality crashes of which 466 (21%) involved large trucks (>10,000lbs) (NHTSA, 2022). By the end of 2021 in Nebraska, rural highways significantly took more lives than any other roadway (see below, NDOT, 2021).

These rural roads are more likely to have narrow lanes, limited shoulders, sharp curves, exposed hazards, pavement drop-offs, and lack up-to-date maintenance. Have those safety conversations with your employee’s about Non-interstate rural roads such as state highways to give them that extra heads up the next time they are out!



Reminder, Winter Weather’s in full swing: The roads can be a bit dicey for traveling to see our family & friends. Continue to stress the importance of driving in winter conditions to your teams…

Be Prepared – Travel with extra warm clothing, ice scraper, blankets! You never know what could happen in Nebraska during the winter months.

Slow Down – Ice and snow may be present on the roads that can cause skidding

Increase following distance – Increase to 8-10 seconds to allow for extra breaking distance in case of skidding or sliding.

Skidding – If you begin to skid, steer in the direction of the skid. This helps your wheels regain traction and avoids over correcting.

Supplies – Shovel, Jumper Cables, and Cat Litter are great items to jump a car battery, dig out of snow, and provide traction.

Maps – Use that technology! Choose routes that avoid traffic congestions and avoid routes that present large hills


PAY ATTENTION!  – 1 in 10 drivers you meet on the roads in Nebraska are not looking at the road but instead focused on a cell phone or electronic device (NDOT, January 2023). Visit to set up your “do not disturb” mode on your phones to eliminate incoming calls & text messages while driving!




Invite our Health Educator out to your location/Virtually for free traffic safety presentations

Hayden Romig


Safety Huddle – Driving in Rain

May 1, 2023

In 2020, 8.8% of all crashes in Nebraska occurred on a wet surface while driving. Hydroplaning can mean a loss of traction and may lose control of steering and control of the vehicle. Weather can also be an added distraction while driving. Vision may be more obscure, and we may tend to narrow our field […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2023

April 3, 2023

Since 2011, 119 Nebraskan’s have been killed on our roads due to some form of distraction. In 2020 alone, Nebraska saw 13 fatalities, 1279 injuries and 2622 cases of property damage related to some sort of driver distraction. Join us this month as we highlight the many causes of distracted driving, what your organization can […]

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Safety Huddle – Parking Lots & Distractions

March 27, 2023

According to the National Safety Council, as many as 66% of drivers may be pulling into and exiting out of parking spaced while distracted. There is nothing worse than hitting something or someone in a parking lot. It’s embarrassing and unfortunately, these are 100% preventable. So that leads to the question, why is this trend […]

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