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Omaha’s Only Protected Bike Lane To Be Removed

Will this decision lead to more bicycle accidents in Omaha? Omaha recently decided to remove the city’s only protected bike lane, outraging bicycle safety advocates who insist that the Market-to-Midtown Bikeway pilot program was extremely popular and should have been continued in the future, according to several news sources, including The Reader. “Bike Walk Nebraska...

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How Roundabouts Can Help Prevent Intersection Accidents in Omaha

Collisions at intersections often result in severe injuries. Car accidents at intersections on certain streets in Omaha have become such a serious problem that some city officials believe the best way to address the issue and reduce intersection accidents is to install roundabouts on certain streets, according to a recent ABC 6 News article. "This...

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Reckless Drivers Cause 19% Spike in Nebraska Car Accident Fatalities

Fatal crashes are up statewide in the first half of 2022. Car accident fatalities in Nebraska have increased by 19% this year, mostly due to reckless drivers, according to accident data compiled by the National Safety Council (NSC). "Traffic violence plagues our communities, and thousands of lives lost each month is simply unacceptable," said Mark...

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Speeding Drivers Continue To Wreak Havoc & Cause More Car Accidents

Traffic safety experts say reckless driving could be the "new normal." Despite fewer vehicles on the road in the past two years, speeding drivers caused more car accidents than ever before, according to a recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) about risky driving habits developed during the pandemic. In particular,...

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Car Accident Fatalities Continue To Trend Upward

2021 was a deadly year for U.S. drivers Car accident fatalities continued to climb higher last year, reaching a 16-year high due to the largest one-year increase in car accident deaths ever recorded, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and reported on by numerous news organizations, including The Associated...

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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Spike in Nebraska

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and drivers are reminded to share the road The number of fatal motorcycle accidents in Nebraska spiked from 2019 to 2020. According to state data, there were 25 motorcycle accident fatalities in 2019 and 34 in 2020. That's about a 30 percent increase in just one year. For many,...

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Fatal Crash in Omaha Caused by School Bus Underscores the Dangers of Red-Light Running

Drivers need to always obey traffic control signals Far too many drivers in Omaha and throughout Nebraska run red lights, even though entering an intersection any time after the light has turned red is a traffic violation and extremely dangerous. And while some drivers may incorrectly think that running a red isn't that big of...

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Ausman Law Firm

9850 Nicholas St., Suite 305
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 933-8140
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