2017 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXI - MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 265 - RULES OF THE ROAD
Section 265:143 - Application of Motor Vehicle Laws to Bicycles.

Universal Citation: NH Rev Stat § 265:143 (2017)
    265:143 Application of Motor Vehicle Laws to Bicycles. –
    I. Every person propelling a vehicle by human power or riding a bicycle shall have all of the rights and be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under the rules of the road, except as provided in paragraph II and as to special regulations in this subdivision and except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
    II. (a) Any peace officer, wearing a distinctive uniform, operating a bicycle during the course of his or her duties is exempt from the provisions of this subdivision, except as those provisions relate to driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, if the bicycle is being operated under any of the following circumstances:
          (1) In response to an emergency call.
          (2) While engaged in a rescue operation.
          (3) In the immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law.
       (b) This paragraph shall not relieve a peace officer from the duty to operate a bicycle with due regard for the safety of all persons using the public way.

Source. 1939, 164:1. RL 106:17. 1945, 188:1, part 20:17. RSA 250:17. 1973, 440:1. 1981, 146:1; 422:9. 2000, 63:1, eff. June 16, 2000.

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