Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury death in Nebraska. In an effort to better understand the factors contributing to motor vehicle crashes and their associated injury outcomes, the Nebraska Crash Outcomes Data Evaluation System (CODES) program links motor vehicle crash data with hospital and death outcome data for analysis.
CODES is a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nebraska is one of 16 states currently funded by NHTSA to develop and implement CODES. The state has received CODES funding since 1998.
NHTSA established CODES in order to trace injured occupants from the time of their crash all the way through the health care system. The comprehensive data set produced by CODES allows for better investigation of the effectiveness of traffic safety prevention efforts. CODES provides valuable information to state legislators, governmental agencies, research institutions, as well as state and local highway safety and injury prevention programs.
Nebraska Injury Reports by Local Public Health Departments (February 2008)
Nebraska Strategic Highway Safety Plan