New Hampshire remains the only state that doesn’t require adults to wear seat belts and many of the people killed in the state last year in crashes were thrown from their vehicles.
By the end of 2011 eighty-eight people had been killed in traffic accidents in the state.
About a quarter of them were either thrown completely from their vehicles or partially ejected, according to state figures.
That means they were probably not wearing seat belts.
“When people are ejected from the vehicles they are two to four times more likely to die in a crash.”