Keeping Nebraskans safe one day at a time

Located in West Center on the University of Nebraska at Kearney Campus, the Nebraska Safety Center was established by the Nebraska Legislature in 1978. We exist to conserve human and economic resources through safety education and accident prevention. Our vision includes recognition as the regional center providing universal safety education which enhances the quality of life for Nebraskans.

What does the Center do?

The Nebraska Safety Center provides instruction in safety education, service through seminars and workshops, coordination of statewide programs, and research in safety education. These purposes and functions of the Nebraska Safety Center are addressed through five areas outlined in the legislation. These five areas are: Traffic, Industrial, Home, Fire and Recreational Safety.

The Center's driving range facility (The Ron and Carol Cope Nebraska Center for Safety Education and Research) was developed in 1981 and is the hub of most of the traffic safety activities.