New Hands Free Law in New Hampshire Effective July 1, 2015

June 29th, 2015 by beasleyferber

While not related to elder law or estate planning, almost everyone has a cell phone these days. Therfore, we thought that it would be a good idea to advise our readers of the new hands-free cell phone law that goes into effect on July 1. The law is RSA 265:79-c.

Under the new law, you cannot use a cell phone (or hand held electronic device) while driving a car, or if stopped at a red light or stop sign, or if stuck in a traffic jam. The use of Bluetooth devices is permitted. The penalties are steep: The first offense carries a $124 fine, the second offense a $310 fine and the third offense withing a two-year period a $620 fine. The only exception to the law is to report an emergency to 911 or to the police, fire department or an emergency medical provider.

We all knew it was coming, and now it is here. Drive carefully!

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