Estimated Medical Cost Savings in New Hampshire by Implementation of a Primary Seat Belt Law

This report examines 2005 hospital discharge data reporting cases where the external cause of injury to a vehicle occupant was a motor vehicle crash to predict the estimated savings to the State of New Hampshire if a primary seat belt law is implemented. The savings are calculated using costs based on the report "Economic Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes" (DOT HS-809 446). In New Hampshire, there is an expectation of a primary law reducing the burden of insurance companies by about $5.1 million from crashes occurring in a single year alone. The citizens of New Hampshire would benefit by a reduction of $1.2 million while the Federal Government would reduce its costs by $1.2 million. The State of New Hampshire would also reduce its spending by more than $400,000.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01108410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-810 934
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-05-D-15043
  • Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2008 8:00PM