Safety & Accident

New Hampshire to Ban Texting Jan. 1

August 02, 2009

CONCORD, NH - Governor John Lynch signed a bill July 31 that will make it illegal to text message while driving in New Hampshire starting January 1, reported the Nashua Telegraph. Both the House and Senate passed the bill.

In addition to text messaging, anyone found typing on any electronic device with two hands while driving must pay a $100 fine. The acts of entering a phone number or selecting a number to make a phone call are exempt.

Currently, 16 states and the District of Columbia ban text messaging for all drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Recently released national studies have shown clear links between texting and higher accident rates, with drivers who engage in the reckless behavior 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision.

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Recent Topics

Hello to all the members I am checking to see if anyone is using a company for GPS/AVL called Fleet Complete (AT&T)? I would like to...

View Topic

Hi everyone, don't forget to cast your votes for the Public Fleet Hall of Fame! Three industry veterans will be inducted this year, and...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals: to  create new jobs and save existing ones, to spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth, and to foster unprecedented levels of accountability and transparency in government spending

Read more