MAJOR HUMAN FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
Nebraska - 2016                  
  All Fatal Injury Property All Fatal Injury Property
Cause Accidents Accidents Accidents Damage Only   Accidents Accidents Accidents Damage Only
2016*                  
Total Accidents 57,961 301 22,427 35,233          
Percent of Accidents:                  
  Speed Too Fast For Condition 2.4% 3.3% 2.1% 2.5%   1,368 10 467 891
  Exceeding Speed Limit 0.3% 2.7% 0.3% 0.2%   147 8 77 62
  Unknown 6.0% 12.6% 5.3% 6.5%   3,499 38 1,182 2,279
  Following Too Closely 8.7% 0.7% 8.9% 8.7%   5,056 2 1,993 3,061
  Disregarded Traffic Signal 3.2% 4.0% 4.2% 2.6%   1,857 12 937 908
  Failure to Yield 10.0% 9.0% 10.8% 9.6%   5,814 27 2,420 3,367
  Leave lane/run off road 3.2% 9.6% 2.9% 3.3%   1,867 29 660 1,178
  Operating in erratic manner 4.2% 10.0% 4.9% 3.7%   2,433 30 1,098 1,305
  Improper Turn 1.0% 0.7% 0.6% 1.3%   601 2 140 459
  Visibility Obstructed 0.7% 0.0% 0.5% 0.8%   401 0 107 294
  Inattention 6.3% 3.0% 5.5% 6.9%   3,649 9 1,224 2,416
  Mobile phone distraction 0.2% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%   144 0 59 85
  Distracted - other 1.1% 0.3% 1.2% 1.1%   662 1 262 399
  Swerving or avoiding 0.8% 0.0% 0.8% 0.9%   486 0 184 302
  Fatigue/asleep 0.5% 0.7% 0.6% 0.5%   318 2 138 178
  Defective equipment 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%   196 1 79 116
  Other improper action 2.5% 6.3% 2.4% 2.5%   1,453 19 547 887
Source:  Calculated from data from Nebraska Department of  Transportation, Highway Safety                
Division, 2017 Traffic Accident Facts, Annual Report, 2017                
*In 2002, data collection shifted from collecting numbers only from driver at fault to all drivers involved in a crash.                
Last Updated: 10/20/17                
by Nebraska Databook                
email: mike.lundeen@nebraska.gov