No doubt, we are all very excited to get out there again, enjoy the nice weather and hit the road to visit family and friends.  Even though we are the "Live Free or Die" state, it's a good idea to buckle up.  Not only is it a good idea, but it's also the law for every child under the age of 18 to buckle up.  If you are driving, it's your responsibility to make sure that every child is restrained.

New Hampshire State Police Will Be Watching

From the State Police Facebook page, the New Hampshire State Police are encouraging you to "Join the NH Clique."  In the posted video, they said that they are stepping up their efforts to make sure that children under 18 are wearing a seat belt.

 

New Hampshire Doesn't Make Adults Wear Seatbelts

There is no law in NH that says people over the age of 18 wear a seatbelt.  As a matter of fact, every state requires seatbelts for adults except the Granite State, according to the CDC.  It doesn't mean that we don't use them, however, 69% of us do.  That percentage is lower than the National average, however, that comes in at 86%.

Some other facts about seatbelts

  • The CDC also says that car crashes are a leading cause of death in America, especially in the first three decades of life.
  • If you wear a seatbelt, you can reduce the risk of serious injury and death by car crash by HALF.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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