4 Blog Posts From the NEW HAMPSHIRE Tag


New Hampshire terrorists win a round

I used to enjoy hiking in the White Mountains. Those days are over. The federal government decided that the chokepoint where I-93 crosses Franconia Notch is a good place to set up a roadblock. They had one last year, and another this year. Ostensibly the roadblocks were to enforce immigration law. Not really. Agents’ dogs […]

It’s tourist season

It’s tourist season in New Hampshire. The bag limit is 68. Saturday mornings in summer people from southern New England drive north on I-93 to visit the White Mountains. Near Ashland where the scenery becomes interesting and drivers are tempted to stop watching the median crossovers, State Police are waiting on the ground and in […]

The automatic excuse generator

One of the important jobs of a government traffic engineer is coming up with excuses for low speed limits. I call this the “public relations engineer” role. Now the Federal Highway Administration has an automatic excuse generator. I saw it in action when I read a story about a speed limit change in rural New […]

The most exciting thing to ever happen in New Hampshire

Reading speed limit coverage you start to notice patterns. Astonished British tabloids, “the sky is falling” prophecies, TV reporters with radar guns who think numbers are important, reluctant California cities forced to base speed limits on safety instead of emotion, and New Hampshire state troopers arresting a 100 mph driver in the middle of nowhere. […]