As of July 1, 2015, the State of New Hampshire banned the use of a cell phones while driving, and limited any use of a handheld electronic device. This included not only cell phones, but tablets and GPS devices as well.
Since the law was passed, the State of New Hampshire has tried to inform all citizens of New Hampshire and those that travel here that such use is banned. Since the inception of the law, police officers have been paying much closer attention to seeking out the use of cell phones while driving. This has led to increased tickets, and escalating fines for those that are using their phones while driving.
Since the ban, we are discovering that police officers investigating motor vehicle accidents are much more focused on the use of cell phones while driving. The primary goal is to limit and hopefully eliminate distracted drivers from using their phones while operating a motor vehicle. When such drivers are cited for use of a cell phone, this becomes a key part of any motor vehicle accident case and can be used to establish liability in a given case.
It is always important for any citizen to be aware of the rights and laws that affect them on a day to day basis. If you find yourself injured by a distracted driver, contact the experienced attorneys at Parnell, Michels & McKay.