Cell phone use is banned for driver’s under the age of 18, and texting is banned for all drivers of any age.
Aggressive driving is defined as speeding plus two or more of the following: passing on the right, traveling outside of traffic lanes, tailgating, failure to yield, failing to signal, failure to stop or obey traffic control devices.
While marijuana has been decriminalized, the state has zero tolerance for those who operate with THC or its metabolites in their system.
Children seven years of age or under must ride in a child safety restraint system in the rear seat. Those children age 8 or older who weigh at least 80 pounds and are taller than 57 inches can wear adult seat belts when they fit correctly. The fine for failing to do so is $85.
Teens are eligible for their learners permit at age 16, their intermediate license at age 16 and six months, and full privileges at 17-and-a-half if they completed driver’s education.
Helmets must be worn by motorcycles riders under age 21 and those licensed under one year. All bicyclists under age 16 must wear a helmet.
Mature drivers must renew their license every five years, and those age 75 or older must renew every two years.
Under primary enforcement laws, all passengers must wear their seatbelts. The fine for failing to do so is $40.
Red light cameras are in use across the state and the registered owner of the vehicle is issued a citation for $75.
The penalty for speeding in a work zone is enhanced to double the original fine even if workers are not present.