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Why N.H. Roadways Are Becoming Deadlier


After decades of improved safety on our roadways, the trend seems to be reversing, with major increases in fatalities around the country and in New Hampshire.  We look at the reasons for the dramatic uptick in traffic deaths, including distracted drivers and cheap gas.  

This program was originally heard on Aug. 31, 2016.


  • Deborah Hersman, President of the National Safety Council
  • Lieutenant Patrick Cheetham with the Londonderry Police Department
  • Daniel Goodman, Public Affairs Manager for AA A of Northern New England
  • Captain Matthew Shapiro,  New Hampshire State Police Commander, Highway Safety Department

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