Alaska

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Alaska. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

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 Universal helmet law repealed 1976.

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Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

5 years

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Provisions for Mature Drivers

69 and over: no mail renewal

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

55 (65 on select interstate routes by engineering investigation and case by case, not automatic or default)

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

55 (65 on select interstate routes by engineering investigation and case by case, not automatic or default)

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

55 (65 on select interstate routes by engineering investigation and case by case, not automatic or default)

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

55 (65 on select interstate routes by engineering investigation and case by case, not automatic or default)

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

55

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

55

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Repeat Offender Laws

No

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Increased penalty for high BAC
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Administrative license suspension on first offense

90 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension

After 30 days

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Ignition Interlocks

Mandatory for all convictions

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Open container laws

No

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Child Restraint Required

Under 1 yrs or under 20 lbs in rear-facing seat
1-3 yrs and over 20 lbs in child safety seat
4-15 and 20-64 lbs (or under 57" tall) in booster seat

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

4-7 yrs and 65 lbs or over (or 57" or taller) or 7-15 yrs and under 65 lbs (or below 57")

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Full Privilege Minimum Age

16 years, 6 months

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

14

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

6

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Learner Stage: Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours in Parenthesis)

40 (10)

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

1 a.m. - 5 a.m.

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Intermediate Stage: Passenger Restrictions (Except Family, Unless Noted)

First 6 months: no passengers under 21

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Who is Covered?

16 and over

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In What Seat?

All

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Type of Law

Primary

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Hand-Held Ban?

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

No

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Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Primary law.

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Speed Cameras: State Law

None

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Speed Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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Red Light Cameras: State Law

None

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Red Light Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

None

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Decriminalized and legal for recreational and medical use

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

None

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