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District of Columbia
GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the District of Columbia. 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.
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AV testing and operations authorized under specified conditions.
Bicycle helmets required for all riders under 16.
Universal helmet law enacted 1970.
Checkpoints are conducted once or twice a month. Their legality is upheld under federal Constitution.
Length of Regular Renewal Cycle
Provisions for Mature Drivers
70 and over: vision test, possible reaction test, and physician's letter required
|Cars (MPH)||Trucks (MPH)|
|Increased Penalty for High BAC||Administrative License Suspension on First Offense||Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension||Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions|
|.20 and .25||2-90 days or until deposition||Yes|