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January 2016 Archives

Are hands-free devices any less distracting to drivers?

Last summer, New Hampshire enacted its hands-free electronic device law. It bars the use of handheld electronic devices while driving. Such laws are necessary here and across the country because the problem of distracted driving is getting worse. Too many people are injured and killed each year in preventable car accidents, and cellphones and other electronic devices are often to blame.

Do I have to take a sobriety test?

You’re driving down Route 16 on your way home from a work happy hour when you notice a police car tailing you. It’s not a great feeling. As you keep your speed steady and eyes on the road, you see the police lights flashing in your rearview mirror. Your nervousness turns into dread. You pull over to the side of the road and prepare all necessary documentation.

What do police officers look for as signs of drunk driving?

Most of us understand the dangers of drunk driving. We often take various precautions in order to avoid drunk driving, such as asking a friend to be a sober driver, avoiding drinking altogether or spending the night at a friend’s house or a hotel instead of driving home.

Are field sobriety tests perfect at assessing intoxication?

New Hampshire drivers should be well aware that they should not drive if they are intoxicated. Not only is it dangerous, it is also against the law. However, no one is perfect; everyone makes mistakes. Further, the line between being sober and legally intoxicated isn't necessarily as clear as many think it is.

Who is liable when dogs attack?

One thing victims of dog bites and attacks need to know is that New Hampshire has some of the most favorable laws in the country when it comes to holding dog owners accountable for dog-related injuries. For instance, unlike several other states, a dog-bite victim does not need to prove the dog has a propensity for violence before the dog's owner will be liable.

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