Custom Vehicles

Section 266:115

    266:115 Equipment Required of Custom Vehicles. –
I. A vehicle registered as a custom vehicle shall be equipped as prescribed by RSA 266 and state of New Hampshire official inspection station rules adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A, as they may be applicable to such vehicles.
II. Notwithstanding paragraph I, custom vehicles shall be equipped with the following:
(a) Hydraulic service brakes on all wheels.
(b) Sealed beam or halogen headlamps or headlamps complying with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 108.
(c) Seat belts for all passengers.
(d) Turn signal lamps and switch.
(e) Safety glass or polycarbonate resin thermoplastic.
(f) Electric or vacuum windshield wipers located in front of the driver and front seat passenger.
(g) Parking brake operating on at least 2 wheels on the same axle.
(h) Headlamps, parking lamps, tail lamps, and brake lamps, which may include blue dot tail lamps.
(i) Bumpers, fenders, and hoods.
III. Exhaust systems discharging along the side of the vehicle shall be allowed on custom vehicles, provided the exhaust discharge point is to the rear of the rear edge of the front door and such system shall direct exhaust gas away from the vehicle.
IV. The ground clearance for a custom vehicle shall be such that the vehicle shall be able to be in motion and functional while on its 4 rims on a flat surface, and no part of the suspension, steering, or chassis shall touch that surface.
V. The director may adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, as are necessary to implement this subdivision.

Source. 2010, 353:5, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.