Before you reach for your phone the next time you're out driving, consider a new law that takes effect in New Hampshire this summer.

In an effort to reduce distracted driving, it will be illegal to use a phone without a hands free device beginning July 1st.  For most of us, that means breaking a decades long habit. If the phone rings while I'm driving, I instinctively reach for it an answer it. Now is the time to begin breaking yourself of that habit before they start writing tickets for it.

In a recent article in Seacoast Online, the particulars of the new law were detailed. The only acceptable reason for making a phone call will be in the case of an emergency. So, the time to start thinking about this is now and begin living a hands free life while behind the wheel.


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