Tuesday, October 4, 2016
As a driver of a vehicle, you must stay in the know with the latest changes to driving laws. In the state of New Hampshire, motor vehicle offenses have changed and drivers should be aware to avoid any fines for breaking the law without knowing the changes. Below are a few examples of how motor vehicle fines have changed and what to avoid as you drive in New Hampshire.
Stopped School Bus Penalty
If you pass a school bus that has stopped on the roadways, you will face a suspension of your license for 30 days as well as a $500 fine for the first offense. If you are found guilty of passing a stopped school bus again, subsequent offenses will result in a fine of as much as $1,200 and a court appearance that is mandatory.
Failure to Yield
Several changes have been made in regards to failure to yield including emergency vehicle stops and construction equipment. Individuals who do not yield to an emergency vehicle will face a fine of $150 instead of the original $100 fine as previously set for the first offense. Subsequent offenses will result in a $250 fine instead of $200. Individuals who do not yield to road construction equipment or an officer who has pulled over another driver will face a fine of $75 for the first offense. Additional offenses will result in a fine of $250.
Speeding Fine Increases
When it comes to speeding, drivers should avoid it. In New Hampshire, drivers who are found to be going over 70 mph will be fined $65 for going 1 to 5 miles over the speed limit while a $400 fine will be due by those who go over 20 mph of the original speed limit.
By being aware of the new changes, you can avoid breaking any speed, failure to yield or passing violations. If you do find yourself facing charges, be sure to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn what steps to take next.
By Paul Garrity