The Glory of New Hampshire

June 21st, 2005 | Tags:

Living in New Hampshire has been an interesting experience for the last five years. One of those interesting things is the state motto: Live Free or Die. This motto is expressed succinctly on the front of all AAA TripTiks: “Seatbelts required in all states and provinces (except New Hampshire)”

A few weeks ago I left work early to go to a dinner. On the way back down to the Massachusetts border, we notice heavy traffic, which is not unusual for the time of day. we later found out that earlier in the day (about an hour after I went though), a man driving an SUV didn’t see that the traffic was stopping and ran into the back of another car. About a mile into the Granite State, he took the motto to heart: he was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected through the windshield and died at the scene.

Live Free or Die.


At least there are still license plates:

  • FNDHER – Either he lost someone special or he’s an over the top fan of the Macintosh operating environment.
  • REJUVN8 – Feeling better already
  • JEDINT – Even out in the daytime
  • PRFCHSN – If you figure it out let me know. I’m not sure.
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