Drivers who commit the following actions within one mile of travel may be charged with aggressive driving –
- Creating a hazard for other drivers or persons
- (2 or more of the following) passing on the right off the roadway; tailgating; not yielding right-of-way; lane violations; failing to obey traffic control signs and devices
Under primary enforcement laws, hand-held cell phone use and text messaging are banned for all drivers.
The maximum fine for not have children under the age of six and weighing less than 60 pounds secured in child restraints is $500.
Though marijuana has been decriminalized and is legal for medical purposes, drivers who have 2ng of THC in their system may be charged with drug-impaired driving.
Drunk drivers will have their licenses suspended for three months for a first offense, and the court can impose ignition interlock device requirements.
Teens can apply for their learner’s permit at age 15-and-a-half, their restricted license at age 16, and full privileges at 18.
All motorcycle riders are required to wear their helmets.
Mature drivers must renew their license every four years, and those aged 70 and over must include in a medical report in renewals sent by mail.
Under secondary enforcement laws, all vehicle passengers must wear their seat belts in front and rear seats. The maximum fine for failing to do so is $25.
Sobriety checkpoints are conducted throughout the state up to two times per months.
When workers and signs are present, traffic violations are penalized at double the original fine, up to six months in jail, or up to 120 hours of community service.