Top

In 2011, More New Hampshire Drivers Buckle Up Than Ever Before

New Hampshire has set an all-time state record for the number of drivers on the road using their seat belts, according to a recent article in The Eagle-Tribune. In 2011, the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency (NHHSA) announced that 75.02 percent of New Hampshire drivers are buckling up before they travel – the highest percentage recorded since the agency began surveying seat belt use in the state.

The NHHSA first started keeping track of seat belt use in 1984. In that year, only 16.06 percent of New Hampshire drivers surveyed said that they regularly wear their seat belts. The NHHSA applauds the increase in seat belt use, but states that more work is needed in order to put New Hampshire in the top tier of states with the most seat belt use. The national average for seat belt use in 2011 was 86 percent, and some states, such as Washington, report that 98 percent of their drivers buckle up.

The survey also found that women are slightly more likely than men to wear their seat belts regularly, and drivers of more expensive cars are slightly more likely to buckle up than drivers of older or less expensive cars. New Hampshire does not require drivers or passengers to wear seat belts unless they are younger than 18 years old.

Buckling a seat belt is an easy way to help prevent serious injury or death in a crash. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, the experienced New Hampshire car crash attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help. For a free consultation, call (888) 332-5855.

Categories: 
Related Posts
  • Motor Vehicle Accident On Unpaved Country Road: Who is Responsible? Read More
  • Injured as a Motorcycle Passenger–Should You Sue a Friend? Read More
  • What Happens if an Animal Inside a Vehicle Causes an Accident? Read More
/
Why Choose Tenn And Tenn Let Our Family Help Your Family
  • A Family Firm

    We are a family committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

  • Statewide Service
    We work hard to obtain the best results possible for clients throughout New Hampshire.
  • Trial-Tested Attorneys
    Our lawyers are experienced courtroom advocates who are ready to take your case to trial to obtain justice.
Free Injury Consultations Available Contact Us Today

Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our award-winning legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (888) 332-5855.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Please do not include any confidential or sensitive information in a contact form, text message, or voicemail. The contact form sends information by non-encrypted email, which is not secure. Submitting a contact form, sending a text message, making a phone call, or leaving a voicemail does not create an attorney-client relationship.