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If you’re a typical American, you would be one of those folks who are hosting or attending a Thanksgiving dinner in a few days. A Thanksgiving dinner is always a great opportunity to reunite with loved ones, most of whom you probably haven’t seen for a long time. It is a time of feasting on turkey, pumpkin pie, candied yams, cranberry sauce, and other traditional Thanksgiving fare.
But did you know that one of the happiest American holidays is also one of the deadliest? In New Hampshire alone, there were more than 100 fatalities due to road accidents. This is partly due to road conditions during the season, as well as the general festive mood giving rise to increased alcohol intake and consequent mishaps by drunk drivers. Happy Thanksgiving

Check Weather Reports Before Traveling

Visitors to New Hampshire during Thanksgiving face less deadly but inconvenient situations, usually caused by weather conditions. Last year, some airlines had to divert, reschedule, or even cancel flights due to New Hampshire and nearby states because of an impending snowstorm. What a way to spoil your Thanksgiving plans!

Fortunately, this year’s weather forecasts for New Hampshire during Thanksgiving week promises to be more pleasant. Temperatures will average between 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit, with mostly sunny to cloudy conditions around Thursday.

To make your travel to and around New Hampshire free of an automobile accident and worries, here are some useful travel safety tips. Continue reading →

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Both New Hampshire and its neighbor Maine set auto accident safety records this past year, logging in the lowest number of car crash deaths since the states began keeping track in 1949, according to a recent article in Maine’s Kennebec Journal.

In New Hampshire, 87 drivers lost their lives on the state’s roads in 2011, beating the previous record of 105 deaths set in 1960. Maine was down to 139 deaths, its second-lowest total since 1944, when gasoline rationing during World War II kept most people off the roads entirely. Ohio and Connecticut also saw significant reductions in crash deaths.

Nationwide, the number of car accidents that took lives in 2011 was 32,885. While this is not a national record, it does follow a trend of decreasing deaths that began in 2009.