Under primary enforcement laws, (which means law enforcement needs no other reason to pull you over) texting is illegal for all drivers. Cell phone use, in general, is banned for all drivers under the age of 18.
Children under 57 inches tall and seven years old or less must be secured in the proper child restraint system. Children aged 8 to 12 can use adult safety belts once they are 57 inches or taller.
Drunk drivers can expect to have their vehicle confiscated and their license suspended for 90 days. Those between ages 17 and 21 and those who have a blood alcohol concentration of .2 or higher will suffer enhanced penalties.
Teens can apply for their permit at age 16, their intermediate license at age 16 years and six months, and full privileges at age 18.
Motorcycle riders must wear their helmet, and bicyclists under age 17 must wear theirs.
Mature drivers are to renew their license every five years and those aged 75 or older must renew in person.
All passengers aged 13 or younger must be secured in the appropriate safety restraints in front and rear seats. It is a $25 fine for failing to do so.
Sobriety checkpoints are conducted by law enforcement year-round across the state.
The maximum speed limit for cars and trucks on rural and urban interstates is 65 m.p.h.
Workers do not need to be present for you to pay double the original fine for speeding in a work zone.