N.H. Traffic Deaths Down by More Than 30% in 2019 | New Hampshire Public Radio

N.H. Traffic Deaths Down by More Than 30% in 2019

Jan 2, 2020

Credit NHPR Staff

New Hampshire safety officials say traffic fatalities in the state were down by more than 30% in 2019.

State police and the Office of Highway Safety said that as of Dec. 31, there were 99 traffic-related fatalities and 88 fatal crashes.

At the same time last year, there were 143 traffic-related fatalities and 130 fatal crashes. Both categories were down by more than 30 percent. Impaired driving, speeding and distraction continue to be the top contributing factors to crashes and fatalities in New Hampshire.