There are factors that play a part in motor vehicle crashes and their injury outcomes. The goal of the Nebraska Crash Outcomes Data Evaluation System (CODES) program is to better understand what these factors are.
CODES links and analyzes data from motor vehicle crashes to data from emergency medical services, hospitals, and death outcomes. Using linked data makes it possible to see the effects of crashes, in order to better inform traffic safety education efforts.
CODES is a joint effort between the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Nebraska Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety.
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from the main task of driving. Research has shown that using a cell phone (hand-held or hands-free) while driving delays a driver's reaction as much as driving drunk. Text messaging while driving increases the risk of a crash by 23 times.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs kills thousands of people every year. The measures below have helped to reduce alcohol and drug related traffic deaths:
Drinking and Driving
Seat Belt use Among Drinking Drivers
Alcohol Related Crashes
Seat belts, booster seats, and car seats are some of the most effective steps you can take to prevent injury and death in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that seat belts reduce the risk of death among front-seat occupants of passenger cars by 45 percent. Seat belts also reduce the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
Seat Belt Use
Seat Belts and Crash Cost
Speeding is a danger to public safety and is a factor in as many as 1 in 3 of all fatal crashes. Speed related crashes also result in many injuries
Motorcycle deaths make up about 15 percent of all highway deaths each year in the United States. However, motorcycles only make up about 3 percent of all registered vehicles. We can link motorcycle crashes to several causes:
Interactive Motorcycle Dashboard
Motorcycle Injuries and Fatalities
Check out these other reports for more information.
Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths
Interactive Teen Driver Crash Storymap and Dashboard
Interactive Children Involved in Crash Storymap and Dashboard
School Zone Crash Injuries
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