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The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is committed to the prevention of traffic accidents through traffic enforcement and community education pertaining to safe / defensive driving practices. We continually evaluate traffic trends and crash related data to focus patrol and enforcement efforts in areas we believe can have an impact on the reduction of traffic crashes and fatalities.
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(1) The operator of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injuries or death to any person or damage to the property of any one person, including such operator, to an apparent extent that equals or exceeds one thousand five hundred dollars shall within ten days forward a report of such accident to the Department of Transportation. Such report shall not be required if the accident is investigated by a peace officer. If the operator is physically incapable of making the report, the owner of the motor vehicle involved in the accident shall, within ten days from the time he or she learns of the accident, report the matter in writing to the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation or Department of Motor Vehicles may require operators involved in accidents to file supplemental reports of accidents upon forms furnished by it whenever the original report is insufficient in the opinion of either department. The operator or the owner of the motor vehicle shall make such other and additional reports relating to the accident as either department requires. Such records shall be retained for the period of time specified by the State Records Administrator pursuant to the Records Management Act.
(2) The report of accident required by this section shall be in two parts. Part I shall be in such form as the Department of Transportation may prescribe and shall disclose full information concerning the accident. Part II shall be in such form as the Department of Motor Vehicles may prescribe and shall disclose sufficient information to disclose whether or not the financial responsibility requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act are met through the carrying of liability insurance.
(3) Upon receipt of a report of accident, the Department of Transportation shall determine the reportability and classification of the accident and enter all information into a computerized database. Upon completion, the Department of Transportation shall electronically send Part II of the report to the Department of Motor Vehicles for purposes of section 60-506.01.
(4) Such reports shall be without prejudice. Except as provided in section 84-712.05, a report regarding an accident made by a peace officer, made to or filed with a peace officer in the peace officer's office or department, or filed with or made by or to any other law enforcement agency of the state shall be open to public inspection, but an accident report filed by the operator or owner of a motor vehicle pursuant to this section shall not be open to public inspection. Date of birth and operator's license number information of an operator or owner included in any report required under this section shall be confidential and shall not be a public record under section 84-712.01. The fact that a report by an operator or owner has been so made shall be admissible in evidence solely to prove compliance with this section, but no such report or any part of or statement contained in the report shall be admissible in evidence for any other purpose in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of such accidents nor shall the report be referred to in any way or be any evidence of the negligence or due care of either party at the trial of any action at law to recover damages.
(5) The failure by any person to report an accident as provided in this section or to correctly give the information required in connection with the report shall be a Class V misdemeanor.
Fill out and submit your Driver's Motor Vehicle Crash Report electronically within 10 day of the crash via the Driver Crash Reporting website >
Download the Driver's Motor Vehicle Crash Report. Print and fill out the report in its entirety. Make sure the copy you submit includes your signature.
Mail completed report within 10 days of accident to:
Highway Safety, Nebraska Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 94759
Lincoln, NE 68509-4759
The cost is $13 + tax. You may obtain it in online, by mail, or in person from Highway Safety.
Questions about buying a Crash Report from Highway Safety? Call 402-479-4645
To obtain a copy of an Investigators Motor Vehicle Accident Report investigated by the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, contact the Sheriff's Office in person or by calling 308-254-2922
If someone is injured or killed, or someone has over $1500.00 in damage then all drivers involved are required to file a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Crash Report with Highway Safety within 10 days of the crash. Drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes where an Investigator’s Crash Report is completed by a law enforcement officer do not need to complete this report. Driver Crash Reporting website >
If the crash was not investigated by a law enforcement officer, state statute requires every operator of a motor vehicle involved in an crash resulting in either injury, death, or damages equal to or exceeding $1,500 to the property of any one person (including the operator) to complete and submit a confidential Driver’s Motor Vehicle Crash Report within 10 days following the crash. Drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes where an Investigator’s Crash Report is completed by a law enforcement officer do not need to complete this report.
You can get a Driver’s Motor Vehicle Crash Report from: The easiest way to complete a Driver's Motor Vehicle Crash Report is by filling out the form online at the Driver Crash Reporting website. You can also get a paper form from the officer that investigated your accident, the police or sheriff’s department, your insurance agent, or by calling Highway Safety, Nebraska Department of Roads (402) 479-4645. (Note) Some of the older white accident forms that you receive from a police department or Sheriff's Office may have an old mailing address listed. The correct mailing address for for Driver's Motor Vehicle Crash Reports is Highway Safety, Nebraska Department of Transportation P.O. Box 94759 Lincoln, NE 68509-4759.
The officer’s report is public information. You may purchase a certified copy for $13.00 + TAX. To request a copy of an officer’s report send the following information:
Use this document to assist you with reading the Investigator's Report.
No. All driver’s reports are confidential by law.
Only the Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend a person’s driver’s license.
All listed underlined links above are active links to take you directly to specific referenced web pages. Although the Cheyenne County Sheriff's website is mobile device compatible, some connected links may not be. For the best functionality of a linked site, open our website on a PC.
Nebraska Revised Statute 60-699 pertains to Accidents; reports required of operators and owners; when; supplemental reports; reports to peace officers open to public inspection; limitation on use as evidence; confidential information; violation; penalty.
The link below will take you directly to the United States Department of Transportation NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) web page. NHTSA promotes safe behaviors on our nation's roads. Topics include Child Safety, Teen Driving, Adapted Vehicles, Risky Driving, Vehicle Theft Prevention, Pedestrian Safety, Bicycle Safety, Older Drivers, School Bus Safety, Motorcycle Safety and much more.
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