Hands Free Law

New Hampshire’s Hands Free Law
will take effect July 1, 2015

  • No use of hand held electronic devices while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop
    sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays
  • This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry
  • Emergency calls to 911 will be allowed
  • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed
  • One hand non cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed
  • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices except to report an emergency

If your vehicle is not equipped with Bluetooth functionality, after-market systems can be installed or a
Bluetooth speaker or over the ear device can be purchased at many retail stores including cell phone
carriers and online distributors.

Penalties for Violations

1st Offense – $100 fine
2nd offense – $250 fine
3rd Offense within 2 years – $500 fine
Penalty assessments will be added to the fines


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