NH and Mass State Police Teaming Up in Cross-Border Effort to Crack Down on Distracted Driving
A cross-border effort by both the New Hampshire and Massachusetts State Police aims to crack down on distracted driving. Both agencies are trying to make commuters more aware of the dangers of distracted driving, which include using a cell phone while operating a vehicle. And while New Hampshire has a hands free law, Massachusetts is not completely hands free. Although they do have laws against texting.
WMUR reported that both agencies began their first cross-border effort this past Thursday. Authorities in the Granite State say roughly one-third of all crashes in New Hampshire in 2018 were caused by distracted driving.
Keep in mind when you cross state lines, the laws change. While we here in New Hampshire have a handsfree law, Massachusetts has a law against texting.
Distracted driving doesn't just apply to just cellphones. It could be any number of things. Many people who don't have a cell phone in their hand can still easily become distracted.
Officials say distracted drivers not only are a danger to themselves, but they put others in a potentially dangerous position as well.