GILFORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire’s lakes still are frozen, but the Marine Patrol is putting out the word that speed limits for boats will be in effect this summer.

A new law sets speeds of 45 mph during the day and 25 miles per hour at night.

Marine Patrol Sgt. Joshua Dirth says the state is serious about the boating speed crackdown, and wants boaters to know speeding on the water can affect their ability to drive on land. He says boat speeding convictions also will become part of a boater’s driving record.

The Marine Patrol is posting signs about the speed limit at public docks, launch ramps, marinas, hotels and restaurants.

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