The Buckle Up New Hampshire (BUNH) Coalition is a committee of highway safety advocates who are committed to promoting seat belt use through education.
The state of New Hampshire’s current seat belt law only includes individuals until the age of 18. This has consistently given the state one of the lowest belt usage rates along with the highest unbelted fatality rates annually.
BUNH's goal is to educate and inform the best practice when getting into any vehicle. The most important and main safety feature in any vehicle is the seat belt. BUNH works with companies, community groups, schools, police departments, and anyone who would like to promote the importance of wearing a seat belt.
The BUNH program collaborates with several traffic safety partners state-wide. These include members of New Hampshire state departments, community-based groups, driver’s education association, the National Safety Council, AAA of Northern New England, and many others.
- Buckle Up New Hampshire week: Each year, Buckle Up New Hampshire uses a week in May to increase messaging around buckling up by coordinating electronic messaging boards on state highways, social media, and public service announcements on television. All other states can use the "Click It or Ticket" campaign week, but because New Hampshire does not have an all-inclusive seat belt law the week is referred to as Buckle Up Week.
Please feel free to contact us at the Injury Prevention Center.