Motorist Safety Guidelines

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RSA 265:104 Approaching Horses

Every person having control…of a vehicle, whenever approaching any horse, drive,…and control such vehicle…as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent frightening of such horse, and to insure the safety…of any person riding or driving the same.

Please exercise caution and slow down when approaching a mounted patrol officer and his horse.

RSA 644:8-d Maiming or Causing the Death of or Willful Interference With Police Dogs or Horses.

I. Whoever willfully tortures, beats, kicks, strikes. mutilates or whoever willfully causes the death of a dog or horse owned or employed by or on the behalf of a law enforcement agency shall be guilty of a class B felony.

II. Whoever willfully interferes or attempts to interfere with the lawful performance of a dog or horse owned or employed by or on behalf of a law enforcement agency shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.