Traffic Safety for New Hampshire

Whether you are driving on New Hampshire’s more rural roads, perhaps even on a historical covered bridge, or on our more busy interstate highways, there are real risks involved with the driving experience.

This web resource is designed to educate you about those risks, identify ways that that these risks can be minimized and provide information about some of the highway safety educational efforts that exist within our state.

The importance of this web site is based on the fact that during 2018, 147 people died on our state’s roadways and many, many people were injured. Some injuries were and are severe enough to change life’s forever. In a typical year there are more than 30,000 crashes in New Hampshire.

The unfortunate reality is that according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) 94% of all crashes are preventable. These crashes are caused by us and are the result of us not choosing to commit ourselves to being the best drivers that we can possibly be. That lack of commitment is costly in lost lives, injuries both minimal and life changing and a significant negative financial impact on our state.

This link from NHTSA  shows the severity of the problem on a national level. The report tied to this link provides quick facts from 2014 through 2016 and covers areas such as speed, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian crashes, impairment, distraction and more.

Remember to the extent that we are the problem, we can also be the solution.