|For Immediate Release
July 28, 2010
Public Information Office
|New Speed Limits At NH Turnpike Toll Facilities
25 mph Limits To Be Enforced By State Police
Speed limits through New Hampshire toll facility turnpike lanes have been reduced to make them safer for the motoring public and employees working at toll plazas. The mandatory speed limit, which was 35 mph, has been reduced to 25 mph.
State laws that went into effect on May 18, 2010 established the new speed limit through toll lanes on New Hampshire’s three Turnpikes. Previously, posted signs were yellow and black, meaning they were advisory in nature only. The actual speed limit was 35 MPH. While previously New Hampshire State Police would enforce the speed entering and leaving the toll areas (35 MPH), they now will actively enforce the speed of motorists through the toll lanes.
"This speed limit change in the designated E-ZPass lanes is both for the safety of motorists and for Turnpikes employees at the toll plazas," says NHDOT Turnpikes Bureau Administrator Christopher Waszczuk. "With the exception of the open road tolling lanes at the Hampton Tolls, these toll facilities are the safest when passing through at 25 miles per hour or less."
The signs motorists will now see traveling through toll lanes display “25 MPH” and are black and white, meaning they are enforceable by State Police. New Hampshire State Police and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation are working together to effectively enforce the new speed limit at the tolls.