Time for Change: 2014 NH Law Changes

driving-nh-highway_istock-purchaseIt is 2014 and that means that new laws take effect in New Hampshire.  One change is that the speed limit on Interstate 93 has now increased from 65 mph to 70 mph starting between exits 17 and 18 to points north, excluding the Fraconia Notch stretch.  Another law taking effect will allow bars to stay open until 2:00 A.M.

Change can be a good thing as long as people use reason.  Many people will welcome the increase in speed in a more rural area of I-93, but make sure to not to forget common sense and consider the road conditions and the weather.  Keeping the bars open later certainly seems to go along with New Hampshire’s state motto, but later hours can also mean more time for consuming alcoholic beverages, which means a greater risk that people will be out driving while intoxicated.

So let’s hope for a safe 2014, but if you are involved in an accident, require an attorney, or want to request more information, please contact our office.

Author: Davi M. Peters, Esq.

Welts, White & Fontaine, P.C.

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