Law has no bearing
To the Editor: Yesterday’s editorial on the “need to know NH law” raised the question of whether a state statute would prevent our DMV from cooperating with other states in providing or receiving information about the person who killed the Fallen 7 in the Randolph “motorcycle mayhem” last month.
The statute referred to in the editorial — RSA 260:14a — certainly does not. It only prevents the transfer of “a complete, or substantially complete or mirrored, extract of motor vehicle records or a significant portion thereof” to the federal government or another state government. The statute does not prevent the DMV from providing a named individual’s or a “reasonable” number of named individuals’ individually identifiable DMV data to another governmental entity.
What happened in Massachusetts, when that state’s DMV delayed acting on traffic violation information received from Connecticut, should not occur in New Hampshire because our DMV is better run. The statute in question has no bearing on the issue.
NEAL M. KURK