NH1 Motors Block
Embed Code Copied

Nov 4, 2016 11:56 AM

Police getting creative in enforcing NH drivers' cellphone ban

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — Portsmouth Police are getting creative with enforcing the state's law banning hand-held cellphone use while driving.

Police Chief David Mara says recent efforts have included plainclothes officers acting as "spotters" to alert uniformed officers about violators, who are then stopped. The Portsmouth Herald reports the chief said drivers behave differently when they are near marked police cruisers.

A recent effort in the city's Market Square resulted in 100 cars stopped one Saturday. Mara said police are planning to put an unmarked car with a plain clothes officer on the road, as well.

The law banning hand-held electronic devices behind the wheel went into effect on July 1, 2015.

--  Need a new car or even a boat? Click here to check out the all-new NH1 Motors --



Must Read on NH1.com

Car Quiz NH1 Motors
NH1 NH Community Calendar and Event

NH1 Motors Featured Dealers

Grappone Automotive Group

Goodhue and Hawkins

First City Cars & Trucks

 Tuesday, 1 p.m. - Live weather with Meteorologist Ryan Breton

Tuesday, 2 p.m. - Daily briefing with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry




NH1 on Facebook

NH1 on Twitter