- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - State data shows that the number of road deaths in New Hampshire fell last year amid the passage of a law in July 2015 barring drivers from having a mobile device in their hand.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports (https://bit.ly/29klJyw ) state Department of Safety data shows distracted driving deaths fell to sixth place in 2015 after state police say it ranked as the second- or third-leading cause of road deaths for nearly two decades.

Six of the 103 fatal collisions last year were due to distracted driving. That’s 6 percent.

Thirteen of the 89 road deaths in 2014 - or 15 percent - were caused by distracted driving and officials say one of the 55 total road deaths- or 2 percent - through June 19 were due to inattentive drivers.

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Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.nashuatelegraph.com

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