Brakes

266:27 Brakes Required. — Every motor vehicle driven upon the ways of this state shall be provided with adequate brakes in good working order and sufficient to control such vehicle at all times.

Source. 1905, 86:7. 1911, 133:7. 1913, 81:3. 1917, 229:6. 1921, 119:6. PL 103:4. RL 119:4. RSA 263:5. 1981, 146:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1982.

266:27-a Parking Brakes Required. — Every motor vehicle and combination of vehicles except motorcycles, farm tractors and mopeds, shall have a parking brake system adequate to hold the vehicle or combination of vehicles on any grade on which it is driven under all conditions of loading on a surface free from snow, ice or loose material, and which shall comply with performance standards issued by the director by rule adopted pursuant to RSA 260:5.

Source. 1981, 479:52, eff. Jan. 1, 1982, at 12:01 a.m.

266:28 Brake Performance. — Every motor vehicle and every combination of motor vehicle with trailer or semi-trailer when driven upon the ways of the state shall at a speed of 20 miles per hour be capable, at all times and under all conditions of loading, of stopping on a dry, smooth, approximately level pavement free from loose material, upon application of the foot or service brake, within a distance of 30 feet.

Source. 1949, 81:1. RSA 263:6. 1981, 146:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1982.

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