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New Hampshire New Hands Free Laws – What Are The New Laws?

Why is the New Hampshire Hands Free Electronic Device Important?

•    Over the past 4 years in NH, 116 fatal crashes in were caused by distraction
•    The rise in smart phone sales and has increased exponentially resulting in significant distraction and accidents of motor vehicle operators
•    When a driver is texting, he or she is 23 times more likely to crash
•    Sending or receiving an e-mail or text from a cell phone or smart phone distracts the driver for almost 5 seconds
•    Traveling at 50 miles per hour, the distance traveled in 5 seconds is longer than the length of a football field
•    Even  when dialing a phone number the risk of crashing increases by 3 times

Penalties for Violations

  •     1st Offense                             $100.00 fine
  •     2nd Offense                            $200.00 fine
  •     3rd Offense within 2 years       $500.00 fine

Penalty assessments will be added to the fines

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By Pete Nicosia

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