The New 511 Traveler Information System for New Hampshire
Beginning May 23rd, 2016, 511 becomes newengland511.org. This new improved system will replace the current 511 Traveler Information System. This new service allows you to more specifically target the information you need.
For more information on the new system please visit, nhtmc.com/newengland511
Roadside Assistance Now Available by Calling #999
"Motorists stranded on I-95, the Spaulding Turnpike (Portsmouth Traffic Circle to Exit 16), the Everett Turnpike (Massachusetts state line to I-93 Exit 14), and I-93 from the Massachusetts state line to Exit 5 in Londonderry in need of minor roadside assistance can now request aid by dialing #999, which is a direct connection to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) in Concord." - NH DOT News Release
New NH “Hands Free” Law Takes Effect July 1, 2015
New Hampshire’s new "Hands Free" electronic device law took effect July 1, 2015.
In the photo above, "Marilyn Bachman, an Amherst resident whose husband was struck and killed by a distracted driver outside their home, spoke in support of the Hands Free law that went into effect this past July, while New Hampshire State Police troopers listen. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation, New Hampshire State Police and the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association held a press conference about the Driving Toward Zero campaign on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Automobile Dealers Association in Bow." - Concord Monitor
To learn more about the new law, please read this Poster (PDF).
Turn Around Don't Drown ®
Turn Around Don't Drown ® (TADD) is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign to warn people of the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle through flood waters.
"Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded." - NOAA
For more information on flood safety in New Hampshire, visit the National Weather Service Website.
MUTCD Regulatory Signs
The signs in the image above are MUTCD Regulatory Signs which apply to traffic including bicycles and pedestrians. These regulatory signs call attention to unexpected conditions on or adjacent to a highway or street and to situations that might not be readily apparent to road users.
The NHDOT works to identify portions of the adopted statewide bicycle map that warrant additional traffic control measures and provides devices where warranted through normal maintenance operations.