Cell phone use is banned for drivers with a learner’s permit or intermediate license. Texting is banned for all drivers. These bans are primary enforcement laws, meaning police can pull over for using your phone or texting without having any other reason to stop you.
Children under age 7 and standing less than 57 inches tall must ride in an approved child restraint system, and children under age four must ride in the rear seat. Children can use adult safety belts when they are between the ages of eight and 15 or stand over 57 inches tall. The fine for failing to secure a child properly is $25 or $10 if the child is under age four.
Though marijuana is legal for medicinal use, the state has zero tolerance for THC in the bloodstream. Those who have THC in the bloodstream may be arrested for operating while impaired.
Drunk drivers will have their license suspended for up to six months and their vehicle confiscated. Ignition interlock devices are mandatory for those with a high alcohol concentration of .17 or more.
Teens are eligible for a learner’s permit at age 14 years and nine months if they are enrolled in a driver’s education program. At age 16 they can get their intermediate restricted license, and full privileges may be granted at age 17.
Helmets are required for all motorcycle riders under the age of 21 or those who have no additional insurance.
Mature drivers must renew their license every four years.
Seat belts are mandatory in the front seat for children age 16 or younger.
Workers do not have to be present in a work zone for the fines of all moving violations to be enhanced to double the original fine plus three points on your record.