The penalties for traffic violations may be enhanced to double the original fine in work zones, whether or not workers or signs are present.
Red light cameras may be used in any city jurisdiction. Violators caught on camera will be penalized $260.
Under primary enforcement laws, seat belts must be worn by all vehicle passengers. The fine for a first offense is $130.
Mature drivers renew their license every eight years, however, those age 50 and over must take a vision test when renewing.
All motorcycle riders must wear a helmet as must all bicycle riders under the age of 16.
Teens can begin the Graduated Driver’s License program at age 15, and can receive their intermediate license at age 16 and full privileges at 17.
Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher will have their license suspended for 90-days for a first offense, and ignition interlock devices are mandatory. Penalties are enhanced for drivers with a BAC over .15.
Primary enforcement laws also ban the use of hand-held cell phones for all drivers, hands-free cell phone use for drivers under 18, and texting for all vehicle operators.
Child passenger safety laws require child up to one-year and 20 lbs. to be secured in a rear-facing seat. A child seat is required until the passenger is 40 lbs., and a booster seat is mandatory for those under age 8. Failure to properly secure a child passenger may result in $110 fine.