RULES OF THE ROAD
Overtaking and Passing, Highway Markings, Right of Way
265:25 Following Too Closely.
I. The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the way.
II. The driver of any motor truck or vehicle drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district and which is following another motor truck or vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a motor truck or vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any like vehicle or other vehicle.
III. Vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade whether or not towing other vehicles shall be so driven as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This provision shall not apply to funeral processions.
IV. The fine for a violation of this section shall be $100.
Source. 1949, 216:1. RSA 263:31. 1963, 330:1. RSA 262-A:24. 1981, 146:1. 2005, 177:31, eff. July 1, 2005.