A record low number of deaths were on Nebraska roadways during the month of March. Nebraska Department of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says there were six fatalities on Nebraska roadways in March which is the lowest monthly total of deaths since they started keeping record in 1936.
In March of 2012 there were 15 fatalities. He says about 80-percent of those killed in accidents were not wearing seat belts and says as the weather improves more people will be on the roads. He says the summer travel season is approaching and we soon will be sharing roadways with motorcyclists, motor homes and farm implements and we all need to be patient, stay alert and buckle up.
Zwonechek is hoping March’s trend continues and reminds drivers to buckle up every time they get in a vehicle. To date, there have been 46 traffic deaths on Nebraska roadways this year, 24 deaths in January, 16 in February and 6 in March, compared to 48 at this time in 2012.