Work Zones

265:6-a Highway Construction and Maintenance. —

I. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle or pedestrian actually engaged in work upon the highway within any construction or maintenance area indicated by official traffic control devices.

II. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle obviously and actually engaged in work upon a highway whenever such vehicle displays emergency lights as authorized under RSA 266:74.

III. Any offense involving speeding in a highway construction or maintenance zone on a state or interstate highway, manned by workers, shall be a construction work zone driving offense. A person found guilty of an offense shall be fined not less than $250 nor more than $500.

IV. The department of transportation shall post signs notifying motorists of construction or maintenance work zones and construction zone speed limits. The department shall require signs notifying motorists of the increased penalties for a violation of paragraph III.

Source. 1981, 479:28. 1994, 252:1, eff. July 1, 1994.

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