LINCOLN - Despite the fact there are 350,000 more licensed drivers in Nebraska than 30 years ago and more miles traveled on the state's road, there were nearly 3,300 fewer crashes here last year. The reason is unclear, particularly in light of the fact that there are more distractions for drivers than ever.
Still, Kyle Schneweis, director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, said there's more work to be done as the state aims for a goal of zero fatalities. "Although much progress in traffic safety has been made over the years, far too many Nebraskans -- friends, neighbors and loved ones -- are still being killed or seriously injured in crashes," he said in the 2018 annual report on traffic crash facts.
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