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Despite “Hands Free Law” Passage NH Highway Deaths Remain High

In 2015 New Hampshire imposed a hands-free ban, which prohibits the handling of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle (with a few exceptions). Since Democrat Gov. Maggie Hassan signed it every year in July we remind everyone that the legislation was a legisaltive photo-op. A “see we’re doing something measure” with no basis …

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One Year after Hands Free Law in NH – DMV Says More of us are Dying on NH Roads

Exactly one year ago today the Hands-Free law took effect in New Hampshire. It banned drivers from using electronic devices while driving, the primary target of the ban being cell phones and smartphones. We were told that this ban would make New Hampshire roads safer, and we’d have fewer crashes and deaths as a result …

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Dem Lawmaker Ticketed for Hands-Free Law, Second Offense

This, friends, is the crux of the laws that are passed. Eventually, they’ll get you. Yes, even you, Peter Leishman, who voted ‘Yea’ to pass the same law. And yes, even for a second time. In your hometown. The town you represent in Concord. From the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, 11/7/2019 Police Logs PeterboroughPeter Leishman, 62, Peterborough, …

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New Hampshire Hands-Free Law Claims More Lives

New Hampshire has had more vehicle related-deaths since passing the Hands-free “cellphone” ban. A law restricting behavior we were told was killing our kids. More or less. Granite Stater’s using smartphones and hand-held devices were distracted. This caused crashes which resulted in fatalities. But since the law went into effect in 2015, the only change …

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Is NH’s Hands-Free Law Working?

A day before the one-year anniversary of the “Hands-Free Law” the NH Union Leader reported an increase in collisions and deaths on New Hampshire roads. Three days later the Nashua Telegraph posted a report titled “NH sees fewer road deaths since law took effect in 2015.” The Hands-Free law prohibits the handling of portable electronic devices by …

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Senator Jeanne Shaheen Hands NH Republicans A Free Pass on Everything, Ever

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen has a problem. She has just made it very difficult for State Democrat Party Chair Ray Buckley, the entire NH Democrat party, and all of its candidates, to use anything any Republican has ever done in the past against them, ever. When confronted by MSNBC about candidate Hillary Clinton’s lavish …

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Is the NH Hands-Free Law Working? I Guess That Depends on What ‘Working’ Means?

The introduction of the hands-free electronic device ban in New Hampshire is an arbitrary assault on liberty. Readers of these pages will know why. There is no evidence that a ban can accomplish that for which it has been imposed; a reduction in collisions, injuries, and deaths. So what! The law went in to effect July 1st and …

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NH Bill To Ban Cell Phone Use in Motor Vehicles (Except for Hands-Free), Both Stupid And Useless.

There is a bill in the New Hampshire legislature that would ban drivers from using cell phones that are not hands-free, and it may be one of the most useless (and that is saying something) bill in the legislature this year. Why? Not that long ago the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) maintained …

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