NE: Advocates Pushes For Bill Upgrading Distracted Driving Law to Primary Enforcement

  • February 26, 2024
150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Wireless communication device distraction, which includes manual, visual and cognitive components, is a serious issue contributing to crashes. In 2022, there were an estimated 250 traffic fatalities in Nebraska according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Distracted driving caused nearly 41,000 crashes, over 14,000 injuries, and 119 deaths in Nebraska from 2011-2020. If enacted, Legislative Bill (LB) 1340 will improve safety by upgrading the distracted driving law to primary enforcement including the restriction on use of electronic devices for novice drivers who are learning to drive through the graduated driver licensing (GDL) program. Read our letter of support here.