TITLE XXI
MOTOR VEHICLES

CHAPTER 259
WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED

Section 259:98-a

    259:98-a Serious Traffic Violation. –
" Serious traffic violation " shall mean:
I. Excessive speeding, which means traveling at a rate that is 15 miles per hour or more above the speed limit;
II. Reckless driving, as provided in RSA 265:79;
III. A violation of any state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than a parking violation, arising in connection with an accident or collision resulting in death to any person;
IV. Any other violation of a state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than a parking violation, which pursuant to rules adopted under RSA 541-A is determined to be serious, such as but not limited to: vehicular homicide, manslaughter, or similar offense resulting from operation of a motor vehicle; driving or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug; and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death or personal injury to any person;
V. Driving a commercial motor vehicle without obtaining a commercial driver license;
VI. Driving a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver license in the driver's possession, unless the driver provides proof to the court or the arresting officer's agency by the scheduled court date or date for fine payment that he or she held a valid commercial driver license on the date the citation was issued;
VII. Driving a commercial motor vehicle without the proper class of commercial driver license endorsement or endorsements for the specific vehicle group being operated or for the passenger or type of cargo being transported;
VIII. Driving a commercial motor vehicle in violation of RSA 265:25;
IX. Driving a commercial motor vehicle in violation of RSA 265:24, I;

[Paragraph X effective until January 1, 2023; see also paragraph X set out below.]


X. Driving a commercial motor vehicle in violation of RSA 265:105-a; or

[Paragraph X effective January 1, 2023; see also paragraph X set out above.]


X. Driving a commercial motor vehicle in violation of RSA 265:79-c; or
XI. Driving a commercial motor vehicle in violation of RSA 265-A:37.

Source. 1989, 319:14. 2010, 95:1. 2013, 180:4, eff. Jan. 1, 2014. 2022, 43:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2023; 136:3, eff. Aug. 6, 2022; 136:4, eff. Jan. 1, 2023 at 12:01 a.m.