Alaska

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Alaska. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions
    .15 (at judge's discretion) 90 days After 30 days Vehicle impoundment

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
    No No Yes

     

  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    No bicycle helmet law.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    Under 1 yrs or under 20 lbs in rear-facing infant seat

    1-4 yrs and over 20 lbs in child safety seat

    4-7 and 20-64 lbs (or under 57" tall) in booster seat

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    Over 4 yrs and 65 lbs or over (or 57" or taller)

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $50 + points

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    No

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    No

    Novice Drivers

    No

    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Primary law.

  • Drug Impaired Driving

    DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

    • None

    Marijuana-Specific Laws

    • Possession and Use: Decriminalized and legal for recreational and medical use
    • Impaired Driving: None
  • Mature Drivers

    Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

    5 years

    Provisions for Mature Drivers

    69 and over: no mail renewal

     

  • Motorcyclists

    Helmet required for riders under 18 or with instructional permit; all passengers must wear helmet. Universal helmet law repealed 1976.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law

    Primary

    Who Is Covered?

    Riders 16 and over

    In What Seat?

    All

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $15

  • Sobriety Checkpoints

    Sobriety checkpoints are not conducted. They are not authorized by the state.

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    No state law or programs


    Red Light Cameras

    No state law or programs

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55

    *NOTE: Alaska's default speed limit is 55 MPH. 65 on select interstate routes is by engineering investigation and case by case, not automatic or default.

  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    16 years, 6 months

    Learner Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Minimum Duration (Months)

    Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

    14 6 40 (10)

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    16 1 a.m. - 5 a.m. First 6 months: no passengers under 21

     

  • Work Zones

    Violations Affected

    All

    Enhanced Penalties

    Double original fine

    Workers Must Be Present?

    No

    Signs Must Be Present?

    No