Arizona

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Arizona. 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 90 days After 30 days Immobilization or impoundment

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions

    Other

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

     

  • Autonomous Vehicles

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

  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    No bicycle helmet laws.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    4 yrs or under

    5-7 yrs and under 57" tall

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    5-7 yrs and over 57" tall

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $50

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    No

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    Yes. Primary law.

    Novice Drivers

    No

    Text Messaging Ban?

    No text messaging ban for any drivers, including school bus drivers and novice drivers.

  • Drug Impaired Driving

    DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

    • Zero tolerance for some drugs

    Marijuana-Specific Laws

    • Possession and Use: Legal for medical use
    • Impaired Driving: Zero tolerance for THC and metabolites
  • Mature Drivers

    Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

    Until age 65

    Provisions for Mature Drivers

    65 and over: renewal every 5 years, mail renewal requires passage of vision exam within the prior 3 months

    70 and over: no mail renewal

     

  • Motorcyclists

    Helmets required for riders under 18. Universal helmet law repealed 1976.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law

    Secondary

    Who Is Covered?

    Riders 8 and over

    In What Seat?

    Riders 8-15: All

    Riders 8 and over: Front

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $10

  • Sobriety Checkpoints

    Checkpoints are conducted at least once per month. Their legality is upheld under federal Constitution.

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Permitted

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    Statewide. Cities/towns cannot implement on state highway without DOT permit.

    Citation Issued To/Liability

    Not addressed

    Image Taken

    Not addressed

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    $165; 3 points ($250; 3 points)


    Red Light Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Permitted

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    Statewide. Cities/towns cannot implement on state highway without DOT permit.

    Citation Issued To/Liability

    Not addressed

    Image Taken

    Not addressed

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    $165; 2 points ($250; 2 points)

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    75 75

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    65 65

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    65 65

    Aggressive Driver Actions Defined by Statute

    Speeding and at least two of the following: failure to obey traffic control device, passing on the right out of regular lanes of traffic, unsafe lane change, following too closely, failure to yield right of way; and is an immediate hazard to another person or vehicle

  • 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)

    15 / 6 6 30 (10); 0 with driver's ed.

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    16 Midnight - 5 a.m. (secondary enforcement) First 6 months: no more than 1 under 18 (secondary enforcement)

     

  • Work Zones

    Violations Affected

    Speeding

    Enhanced Penalties

    Double original fine

    Workers Must Be Present?

    Yes

    Signs Must Be Present?

    Yes