New Hampshire Passes Law Welcoming Flying Cars On Its Roads
The dream of making flying cars into personal vehicles is not new. In fact, the first patent for a flying car by Joel Trout Rice dates back to 1901, and since then people have been trying to make that dream come true. Over the decades, many have attempted to build a fully functioning flying car and reach for the stars, but no state in the United States has ever allowed them to drive on public roads. Until now.
The state of New Hampshire became the first in the history of the country to approve flying cars on its territory. Last month, Governor Chris Sununu signed a transport bill, HB 1182, which essentially allows flying cars to circulate in the state.
“This is a landmark event, and the first to pass this type of state legislation will be the leaders in new transportation technology,” commented Sam Bousfield, CEO of Samson Sky, a builder of flying cars. “It’s something the public has longed to see for decades.”
It is important to note that the new law does not allow flying cars to fly in New Hampshire, but instead gives them the green light to drive on public roads from airports to their final land destination.
Under the new law HB 1182, “road planes” can be registered in the state and inspected for use on the infrastructure available to other motorists. However, they will not be allowed to land or take off from the public road network.
“All road aircraft will be required to take off and land from an appropriate airstrip and will be prohibited from taking off and landing from any public thoroughfare except in an emergency,” the new law says.