'Hands-Free' distracted driving law began 7/1
Drivers react to new 'Hands-Free' driving law
CONCORD- There are signs posted all over New Hampshire highways reminding motorists of the new hands-free law in an effort to combat distracted driving.
Starting on Wednesday, it became illegal to use any hand-held device while driving, including talking on a cellphone or using a GPS.
Calls can be made from the car using Bluetooth and other hands-free technology. Most recent models have Bluetooth built in.
For some, it will be a tough habit to break. Others have been hands-free for years.
“I went to a couple of stores. They were sold out so just kind of waiting for them to get replenished,” said John Fournier, of Hooksett.
The signs on the highway warn drivers that the law will be enforced. The first offense will get you a $100 fine. By the third offense, you’ll pay up to $500.