As of May 21st, 74 people have been killed on Nebraska roadways. That is one more than last year during the same time frame but 13 more compared to 2010 through 2013. Triple-A Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says their statistics show that deadly accidents in urban areas are down 22% compared to last year but in rural areas, highway deaths are up 9%.
AAA reports that from January 1st through May 20th, 24 people have died on county roads. That is an increase of 71% over the previous year.
AAA advises all motorists that the best defense from serious injuries in car crashes is to always wear your safety belt. A review of deadly car accidents on Nebraska roadways from 1993 through 2012 shows that 74% of the vehicle occupants who died were not using their seat belt.