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New Hampshire Traffic Laws

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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 Violations Driving 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 License License Required (NH Statutes 263:1)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Amount 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 Registration Certificates of title and registration of vehicles (NH Statutes Ch. 261)
Illegal U-Turn Turning and starting (NH Statutes 265:45)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Conduct after accident (NH Statutes 264:25)
Mechanical Violations Equipment of Vehicles (NH Statutes Ch. 266)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving; minimum penalty (NH Statutes 265:79)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Obedience to any required traffic control devices (NH Statutes 265:9)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Child passenger restraints required (NH Statutes 265:107-a)
Speeding Speed limitations: basic rule and maximum limits (NH Statutes 265:60)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Equipment of Vehicles (NH Statutes Ch. 266)

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