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Old 12-21-2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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New Hampshire bill proposes warnings at Massachusetts border

Mon, Dec 19 16:00 PM EST

By Jason McLure

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - New Hampshire lawmakers are proposing a law that would require warning signs on all roads leading to neighboring Massachusetts, which has more stringent laws governing driver safety and weapons possession.

Under the proposal, which would not apply to roads to Vermont or Maine, the state's other two neighbors, the New Hampshire Transportation Department would post signs reading "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet."

New Hampshire drivers who unwittingly cross the border now may find themselves breaking Massachusetts law, said Jennifer Coffey, a New Hampshire state representative from Andover, about 70 miles north of the state line.

Massachusetts requires motorcyclists to wear helmets and drivers to have automobile insurance, she said.

Massachusetts also has banned handheld cell phone use while driving and the private use of fireworks, and it has some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country.

New Hampshire, whose state motto is "Live Free or Die," does not require motorcycle helmets nor require drivers to have car insurance, and it has less strict gun laws.

Motorists are free to talk on handheld cell phones on New Hampshire roads, although texting is illegal while driving. Fireworks can be legally sold in New Hampshire to anyone over 21 and to any member of the military over 18.

"Basically I had people come to me and tell me they had accidentally crossed the border and ended up on the wrong side of the law," said Coffey. "If they had seen a sign saying 'hey, you're about to go into Massachusetts,' they could have turned around."

While major highways have clearly posted border signs, many back roads do not.

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I like this for a couple of reasons. First, it may stop people from going to Mass.. Second, it is a great step forward in regard to PR for NH.

If at some point you find yourself capable of "unwittingly" breaking the law, the law is probably above and beyond reasonable levels. In other words, screw Mass.

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LOL that was a good one.
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LOL that was a good one.
Yea I thought so too! Would give me a similar reaction as to the sign below. "Oh sh** honey! I think we went too far!!!"

Its fair they have signs in both of these cases though. One telling you when its time to toss your firearm and the other telling you when to cradle it very closely!
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They should also put in a vehicle turn out/around after the sign so people can change direction safely. A sign at the border as on main roads is useless unless there is a way to turn off or turn around. I do like the idea. We need to put warning signs at the AZ-CA border.

WARNING: YOU ARE LEAVING THE FREE STATE OF ARIZONA!

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Too bad it won't stop former MA residents from importing their idiocacy into NH ! Lots of NH is within easy commuting distance to the Boston metro area ! >MW

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Too bad it won't stop former MA residents from importing their idiocacy into NH ! Lots of NH is within easy commuting distance to the Boston metro area ! >MW
Ouch....that hurts
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Too bad it won't stop former MA residents from importing their idiocacy into NH ! Lots of NH is within easy commuting distance to the Boston metro area ! >MW
Quite a wide brush to be painting people with my friend...especially coming out of Jersey...being a former Ma resident, any idiocy stays within the borders...
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Too bad it won't stop former MA residents from importing their idiocacy into NH ! Lots of NH is within easy commuting distance to the Boston metro area ! >MW
I suspect that many of the people who move out of MA are doing so because of the politics. If they move to NH, it is probably because they like the atmosphere there. Unfortunately this just tends to distill the "idiocy" the remains in MA.
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I suspect that many of the people who move out of MA are doing so because of the politics. If they move to NH, it is probably because they like the atmosphere there. Unfortunately this just tends to distill the "idiocy" the remains in MA.
DING DING DING...Tell him what he's won Chuck!!! NH is a little slice of Heaven. Politics and economics both but I suppose they go hand in hand...Taxachusetts is a festering stinkhole. You'd figure the people there would be the LAST to forget about the struggles and sacrifices tyranny has caused our ancestors but they are insistent on forgetting all that and repeating the same mistakes over and over...There ARE good people there, but they're on the endangered species list.
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