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Open Containers and Motor Vehicles

Reviewed 2/08/2022
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New Hampshire Statutes

RSA 265-A:44 is New Hampshire's open container law. RSA 265-A:45  covers Transportation of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor.

Local Ordinances

In addition to state and federal laws about open containers, there may also be town ordinances. Below is one example of a town's ordinance on open containers. 

Federal Statutes

Please remember that this guide is for information purposes only and is not comprehensive.  
It is intended as a starting point for research, to illustrate the various sources of the law, and to provide guidance in their use. 
NH Law About ... is not a substitute for the services of an attorney.