CDC Gives N.H. Low Marks On Some Vehicle Safety Laws
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says New Hampshire has scored well overall in 10 areas of prevention, such as food safety and reporting infections, but it has room for improvement. A report rates the states on each of them with a green, yellow or red mark. The state got green ratings for food safety, preventing health care-associated infections, HIV testing laws and data reporting. The state was on a par with the United States as a whole for overall motor-vehicle-related death rate, the death rate among 15-20-year-olds, and the percentage of crashes related to alcohol consumption, but observed seat belt use is much lower than the national average. The state also received three red scores on seat belt law, child passenger restraint law, and graduated driver licensing.