Apr 072011
 
 April 7, 2011  Posted by  Laws

In the late 1990s, the New Hampshire Legislature decided to restrict access to driving records maintained by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The result was the Driver Privacy Act, which has become a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences.

A law that was intended to protect the privacy of citizens whose driving records might be obtained by stalkers or scam artists has instead become a shield used to keep taxpayers in the dark about high-profile accidents on public streets and highways, sometimes involving public officials driving publicly owned vehicles.

Read more in the Nashua Telegraph.

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