DID YOU KNOW:
A) FINDERS – KEEPERS, LOSERS – WEEPERS really isn't the law in New Hampshire.
RSA 637:6, entitled Theft of Lost or Mislaid property, makes it a crime to “obtain the property of another which you know to have been lost or mislaid or to have been delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient without taking reasonable measures to return the property to the owner, and you have the purpose to deprive the owner of the property.”
So when you find that diamond ring on the ground in the parking lot of the grocery store, think twice before putting it in your pocket. Turning it into the police department to see if anyone has claimed to have lost it is the wiser choice.
B) LITTERING CAN BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN YOU THINK:
RSA 163-B, entitled Unlawful Activities makes it unlawful to dump, deposit throw or leave any litter on any public or private property in this state and litter is defined as all rubbish, refuse, garbage, trash, debris, dead animals or other discarded materials of every kind and description
Further, littering is a criminal offense which is classified as a misdemeanor and can result in a maximum fine of $2000.00 or up to a year in jail.
So when you throw that cigarette butt out the window in front of the sign that says littering fine of up to $250.00 realize it may actually cost you a lot more.
C) BURNING RUBBER ISN'T ONLY BAD FOR YOUR TIRES
RSA 265:75 entitled Racing On Highways not only makes it an offense to be involved in races or speed competitions on the highway but also prohibits you
from “engaging in any exhibition of speed or acceleration” even when stopped alone at a stop light and laying down some tire when you leave.
Not only could it cost you some cash for new tires, but it can also result in a fine of up to $1000.00.
D) WHEN YOU SEE THAT AMBULANCE COMING – REMEMBER RED MEANS STOP
RSA 265:8 entitled Emergency vehicles requires that “a driver of a vehicle being driven on the ways of this state upon the approach from any directionof an emergency vehicle with the siren or flashing lights in operation shall turn immediately as far as possible to the right hand side of the highway and shall bring your vehicle to a standstill until such emergency vehicle has passed”.
Emergency care workers be they police officers, fire-fighters, or ambulance attendants, driving to a potential emergency, “own” the road. The law requires you to pull over and come to a complete stop. Do it – it may help save a life….
The information provided above is meant to be of general interest and informative. It is not provided as, nor does it constitute legal advice.