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New Hampshire Traffic Laws

Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in New Hampshire -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving ViolationsDriving under influence of drugs or liquor (NH Statutes 265-A:2)
Penalties for intoxication or under influence of drugs offenses (NH Statutes 265-A:18)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseLicense Required (NH Statutes 263:1)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceAmount of proof of financial responsibility (NH Statutes 264:20)
Methods of giving proof of financial responsibility (NH Statutes 264:21)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationCertificates of title and registration of vehicles (NH Statutes Ch. 261)
Illegal U-TurnTurning and starting (NH Statutes 265:45)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunConduct after accident (NH Statutes 264:25)
Mechanical ViolationsEquipment of Vehicles (NH Statutes Ch. 266)
Reckless DrivingReckless driving; minimum penalty (NH Statutes 265:79)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignObedience to any required traffic control devices (NH Statutes 265:9)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsChild passenger restraints required (NH Statutes 265:107-a)
SpeedingSpeed limitations: basic rule and maximum limits (NH Statutes 265:60)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsEquipment of Vehicles (NH Statutes Ch. 266)
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