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Hands-Free Law: Read About The Law ...

Reviewed 10/18/2019

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New Hampshire Statutes

New Hampshire’s hands-free law, RSA 265:79-c, was passed in 2014 and went into effect July 1, 2015. Another law relating to this topic, RSA 265:105-a, prohibits a driver of a motor vehicle from writing a text message while driving. We have listed several additional statutes which could also apply to a driver using hand-held electronic devices while driving. That kind of behavior could be brought as a civil offense under either reckless driving, vehicular assault, or negligent driving, under RSA 265:79, 79-a or 79-b, respectively, or, if severe enough, could become a criminal offense as defined in RSA 626:2.

New Hampshire Cases

New Hampshire Court Orders

Popular Names

This is another "popular name" law. The actual title of the law is "Use of Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving; Prohibition" but "Hands-Free Law" is a lot catchier and easier to remember. 

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Disclaimer

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.