During the month of October 2012, sixteen persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.

     During the month of October 2012, sixteen persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
 

 These 16 fatalities occurred in 13 crashesTwelve of the 15 vehicle occupants killed were not using safety beltsOne fatality occurred on the Interstate, nine happened on non-Interstate highways, and six took place on local roadsTwelve of the fatalities occurred in rural locationsEight of the fatalities were age 24 or youngerOne of the fatalities was a motorcyclist