New Hands Free Law – Media Advisory

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Flyer Initiative to Educate New Hampshire Drivers on New Hands Free Law
New Law Goes into Effect July 1st, 2015

WHAT: New Hampshire’s new Distracted Driving Law goes into effect on July 1st, 2015. As part of its outreach to educate drivers about the new law, the New Hampshire Driving Toward Zero Campaign, will unveil a new initiative in conjunction with NHDOT, NHSP, NH Chief’s of Police and NHADA. This initiative will involve New Hampshire State Police and local police agencies handing out educational flyers during traffic stops, in order to raise awareness about the new law. The initiative is also being augmented by the electronic billboards visible on New Hampshire’s highways.
WHO: Featured Speakers include:
• Lt. Matt Shapiro, New Hampshire State Police
• Chief Tara Laurent, Greenland Police Department
• Bill Gurney, New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association
• Bill Boynton, NHDOT
WHEN: Friday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: New Hampshire Department of Transportation,
7 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH
WHY: In the last four years distraction was the cause of 124 crashes on New Hampshire’s roadways. New Hampshire’s new Hands Free law means that drivers will no longer be permitted to use hand held electronic devices, including cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry. Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed.
ABOUT: New Hampshire’s Driving Toward Zero Campaign Eliminating deaths on New Hampshire roadways is an important vision and the driving force behind the work of the New Hampshire Driving Toward Zero (NHDTZ) Coalition. The NHDTZ’s mission is to create a safety culture where even one roadway fatality is one too many. Zero fatalities is the only acceptable number and of course, the only number we can ALL LIVE with. For more information go to: http://www.nhdtz.com
CONTACT: Tiffany Eddy/FocusFirst Communications 603-657-6471tiffany@tiffanyeddy.com

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