Fatal Accidents Up in NH – Department of Safety Issues Warning

Following an unusually safe spring and early summer, traffic fatalities spiked in New Hampshire bringing a warning on unsafe driving practices from the N.H. Department of Safety.
“New Hampshire has experienced 71 fatal crashes thus far this year, compared with 54 during the same period last year,” said Commissioner of Safety John J. Barthelmes. “That is an increase of more than 30 percent, resulting in the deaths of 77 people, compared to 57 last year at this time.”
The increase in fatalities occurred even as the number of crashes and crash injuries is down, explained the Commissioner.
Col. Quinn urges drivers to slow down and avoid activities such as texting and talking on cell phones while driving.”Texting while driving is illegal in New Hampshire, but any activity that distracts a driver is dangerous,” he said.

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