New Hampshire AIM Attorneys

Joseph A. Ritzo, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
426 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0658

New Hampshire Helmet Law


  • Helmets Required for all riders up to age 18.

Other New Hampshire Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education Available for all eligible applicants. May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed.
Eye Protection Required unless equipped with wind screen.
Daytime Use Of Headlight Modulating headlight permitted.
Passenger Seat Required if carrying a passenger.
Passenger Footrests Required if carrying a passenger.
Mirror Required by law.
Periodic Safety Inspection Required by law.
65 MPH Speed Limit In effect on designated rural interstate highways.

NCOM Region

REGION VIII : Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Anti-Discrimination Law


The New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights provides that “it shall be unlawful discriminatory practice: For any person, being the owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or employee of any place of public accommodation, because of the age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental handicap or national origin of any person, directly or indirectly to refuse, withhold from or deny to such person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges thereof…” NH R.S.A 354-A.

Any person whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States has been interfered with, or attempted to be interfered with may institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Cohen v. California, 403 US 15 (1971) that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court.

Thus, a person’s right to wear the clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization of his choice is constitutionally, protected, and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.

Don’t subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive and time consuming lawsuits. Don’t discriminate against people wearing colors or motorcycle attire.