Drivers under the age of 18 who have yet to receive full driving privileges are banned from using a cell phone or wireless communication device while they are driving. Text messaging is banned for all drivers.
Children under age seven and standing under 57 inches tall must be secured in an approved child safety restraint. Children 8-years-old or older and who stand over 57 inches tall are permitted to use adult safety belt. The fine for failing to properly restrain child passengers is $50.
While marijuana has been decriminalized and is legal for medical use, the state has a Zero Tolerance policy for driving while impaired.
Those who drive drunk will have their vehicle confiscated and their license suspended for 90 days. Ignition interlock devices are mandatory for drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .16 or higher and repeat offenders.
At age 15, teens can get their learner’s permit and their intermediate license at age 16. Driving restrictions are lifted at age 17.
Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle riders aged 18 or younger.
Mature drivers must new their license every four years.
Speeding in a work zone with workers and signs present carries a penalty of double the original fine or at least $300.