Autonomous Vehicles

There are currently 17 states along with the District of Columbia that have enacted laws regarding Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). An additional six states have executive orders in place. More information on state AV laws as well as recommendations for states considering AV legislation can be found in GHSA's report Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers: Traffic Safety Issues for States.

Source: NCSL

  • Arizona

    Executive order requires the Department of Transportation to take steps necessary to support AV testing and operation on public roads.

  • Arkansas

    Law passed authorizing AV study.

  • California

    AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.

  • Colorado

    AV testing authorized under specified conditions.

  • Connecticut

    AV testing authorized under specified conditions.

  • Delaware

    Executive order creates an Advisory Council on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.

  • District of Columbia

    AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.

  • Florida

    AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.

  • Georgia

    AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.

  • Louisiana

    Law has defined "autonomous technology."

  • Massachusetts

    Executive orders signed creating regulations and guidelines for AV testing.

  • Michigan

    AV testing authorized under specified conditions.

  • Nevada

    AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.

  • New York

    AV testing authorized under specified conditions.

  • North Carolina

    Effective 12/1/17, AV testing authorized under specified conditions.

  • North Dakota

    Law passed authorizing AV study, however study was not funded and has not yet been conducted.

  • Pennsylvania

    Allows the use of allocated funds for intelligent transportation system applications, including AV technology.

  • Tennessee

    AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.

  • Texas

    AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions. Effective September 1, 2017.

  • Utah

    AV testing authorized under specified conditions.

  • Vermont

    Law passed authorizing AV study.

  • Virginia

    Executive proclamation supports AV testing and deployment.

    Law authorizes viewing of a visual display while a vehicle is being operated autonomously.

  • Washington

    Executive order establishes an AV work group and creates guidelines for AV pilot projects in the state.

  • Wisconsin

    Executive order establishes an AV steering committee.