December 10, 2009
Text Messaging While Driving
Effective January 1, 2010, it will be a violation of New Hampshire law to send a text message while driving a motor vehicle on any way within the State of New Hampshire.
Troopers will be educating motorists and enforcing the new law so that New Hampshire’s roadways remain safe for all users.
265:105-a Prohibited Text Messages and Device Usage While Operating a Motor Vehicle.
I. A person operating a moving motor vehicle who writes a text message or uses 2 hands to type on or operate an electronic or telecommunications device, is guilty of a violation. A person does not write a text message when he or she reads, selects, or enters a phone number or name in a wireless communications device for the purpose of making a phone call.
II. The fine for a violation of this section shall be $100.
Source. 2009, 291:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2010.