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

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving


    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions
    .15 180 days Available Immediately Vehicle confiscation

    Ignition Interlocks



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


  • Autonomous Vehicles

    Regulates truck platooning.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    7 yrs or under

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    8-15 yrs

    40 lbs or over can use lap belt if lap/shoulder belt unavailable

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $25 + points

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?


    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers


    Novice Drivers

    Drivers under 21. Primary law.

    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Primary law.

  • Drug Impaired Driving

    DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

    • Zero tolerance for some drugs

    Marijuana-Specific Laws

    • Possession and Use: Illegal
    • Impaired Driving: Zero tolerance for THC and metabolites
  • Mature Drivers

    Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

    6 years

    Provisions for Mature Drivers

    75-84: renewal every 3 years

    85 and over: renewal every 2 years

    70 and over: no electronic or mail renewal


  • Motorcyclists

    Helmets required for all riders under 18. Universal helmet law repealed 1977.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law


    Who Is Covered?

    Riders 16 and over

    In What Seat?


    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense


  • Sobriety Checkpoints

    Checkpoints are conducted. Their legality is upheld under state Constitution.

  • 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)
    70 65

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    60 60

    Aggressive Driver Actions Defined by Statute

    At least three of the following: following too closely, unsafe operation, passing on the right off of roadway, unsafe stopping or slowing, unnecessary sounding of the horn, failure to yield, failure to obey traffic control device, speeding, repeatedly flashing headlights.

  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    Nighttime driving: 18 years

    Driving with passengers: 17 years with drivers ed.; 17 years, 3 months without driver's ed.

    Learner Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Minimum Duration (Months)

    Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

    15 with driver's ed.

    16 without driver's ed.

    6 50 (10)

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    16 / 3 with driver's ed.

    16 / 9 without driver's ed.

    First 180 days: 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

    After 180 days: 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. (Sun-Thurs); 1 a.m. - 5 a.m. (Fri-Sat)

    First 180 days: no passengers
  • Work Zones

    Violations Affected

    Aggressive Driving

    Reckless Driving

    Criminal Recklessness

    Enhanced Penalties

    $300 for 1st offense

    $500 for 2nd offense

    $1,000 for 3rd offense within 3 years

    Felony aggravation for intentional or reckless damage or injury caused in work zones

    Workers Must Be Present?


    Signs Must Be Present?