December 7, 2007
Obstruction to Driver's View or Riding Mechanism
RULES OF THE ROAD, Special Rules, Section 265:95 Obstruction to Driver's View or Riding Mechanism.
I. No person shall drive a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such a number of persons, exceeding 3, as to obstruct the view of the driver, to the front or side of the vehicle or as to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
II. No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in such position as to interfere with the driver's view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with his control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
III. No person shall drive upon any way any vehicle with any sign, poster, sticker or other nontransparent material upon or adjacent to the front windshield, side wings, or side or rear windows of such vehicle which shall obstruct the driver's clear view of the way or any intersecting way, unless authorized by the director so to do. No person shall drive upon any way any vehicle with after market tinting on the windshield or on the windows to the left and right of the driver, as prohibited under RSA 266:58-a.
IV. Any person who violates the provisions of paragraph I, II, or III of this section shall be subject to a fine of $75.
- This is a reminder during the winter driving season, that all snow and ice must be removed from all windows before a vehicle can be driven on a roadway. The driver must clear the windows and maintain visibility through the use of the defroster.