Today texting while driving is becoming a new epidemic problem; responsible for many injuries & deaths already. Statistics are showing that truck drivers are up to 23 times more likely to have a collision while texting than while driving undistracted. Tests recently are showing that for the average driver, texting while driving is at least 5 times more dangerous than driving unimpaired. When you compare this to the statistic that you are 7 times more likely to have a collision while driving alcohol (or substance) impaired, this is truly shocking new information! We are including some links (you can copy & paste in a new window to view video) to youtube video that you can view for yourself; but beware, some of them are extremely graphic. I am also including a portion of two separate articles below that discusses the problem at greater length.
For Youth Operators testing at the DMV after June 15, 2009, NH Law will require a minimum of 40 hours of practice driving with a licensed adult in addition to the Driver Education Program Certificate. At least 10 hours of the supervised driving time shall be completed at night (during the period from ½ hour after sunset to ½ before sunrise). We encourage you to practice as much as possible with your child. Please note that the law states that the driver must be at least 15 years and 6 months of age, and the licensed driver must be at least 25 years old
REQUIRED DRIVER LICENSE DOCUMENTATION
as of March 31, 2009 ~ United States Citizens
To obtain an ORIGINAL (18 years of age or older) NH Driver License you must provide:
One (1) “Primary” document, one (1) “Secondary” document and one (1) “Residency” document
Two (2) “Primary” documents and one (1) “Residency” document
The DMV Driver Licensing Office is primarily responsible for the issuance of driver licenses to citizens of NH age 16 and older. Driver Licensing provides all tests necessary for a person to obtain a driver license (eye, written and road) at 18 substations conveniently located throughout NH.