New Law Aims To Keep New Hampshire Drivers Safe

At Contemporary Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, our Derry NH area Jeep dealer serving Derry NH, we take safety very seriously. Distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents and with all of today’s technology readily available, it’s the top distraction that drivers deal with.

Over the last four years, 116 fatal crashes caused by distracted driving have taken place in New Hampshire. While texting, a driver is 23 more times likely to crash; dialing a phone number increases the risk of crashing by three times. The state of New Hampshire is aiming to eliminate that distraction and decrease the number of fatal accidents!

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The Hands-Free Law Driving Law is now in effect in the Live Free or Die State, which prohibits the use of hand-held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign, traffic signal, or other momentary delays. The law prohibits the use of cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads, and other devices that require data entry except for dialing 911 in the event of an emergency. However, Bluetooth® and hands-free electronic devices are allowed.
Teen drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to use any electronic devices, hand-held or not, except to report an emergency. The penalty for the first offense is a $100 fine, the penalty for a second offense is a $250 fine, while the penalty for a third offense within two years is a $500 fine.

A Safe Way For Derry NH Jeep Drivers To Stay Connected

At Contemporary Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we’re proud to offer an array of Jeep models featuring Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity for Derry NH Derry NH area Jeep dealer shoppers. Models equipped with the Uconnect® system include Voice Command and Bluetooth® hands-free calling and voice texting! Drivers can make and receive calls or texts the safe way—without taking their hands off of the wheel or eyes off of the road. The Uconnect® system is available in the 2015 Renegade, Cherokee, Wrangler, and more.

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For more information about any of these Jeep models or the Hands-Free Driving Law, visit our Jeep dealership serving Derry NH or give us a call at +1.6033800511.

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