Arizona

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

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension
    .15 90 days After 30 days

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for all convictions

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws
    Yes Yes

     

  • Autonomous Vehicles

    Authorizes full deployment with or without a human operator depending on level of vehicle automation.

  • 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

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law. (Warning period in effect through 01/01/2021)

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    Yes. Primary law.

    Novice Drivers

    Yes, for instruction and intermediate permit holders under 18. Secondary 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: 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 Universal helmet law repealed 1976.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?

    8 and over

    In What Seat?

    8-15 yrs: All

    8 and over: Front

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    State Law

    Permitted by state law

    Where Permitted

    Statewide; not permitted on state highways; not permitted within 600 feet of posted speed limit change except near school crossing


    Red Light Cameras

    State Law

    Permitted by state law

    Where Permitted

    Statewide; not permitted on state highways; not permitted within 600 feet of posted speed limit change except near school crossing

  • 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
  • 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)