Police to educate Manchester motorists on distracted driving
“Enforcement action will be taken as necessary but the primary goal of the downtown initiative is education,” said police Lt. Maureen Tessier.
In 2001, New Hampshire became the first state in the country to address distracted driving by passing a law that institutes a $1,000 fine for any accident that results from any distracted driving, including telephone calls, texting, eating, changing the radio or applying makeup.
Tessier said 14 to 15 officers and troopers will take part in the initaitive. Police will also patrol others areas of the city, looking out for issues such as speeding and traffic-signal violations, she said.