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
    .15 180 days Available Immediately

    Ignition Interlocks

    Mandatory for repeat convictions


    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws
    Yes No


  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    8 yrs or under

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    8-15 yrs must be properly restrained in seat belt or child restraint.

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    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 Universal helmet law repealed 1977.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?

    16 and over

    In What Seat?


  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    Permitted by State Law (effective July 1, 2023)

    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
  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    Nighttime driving: 18 years

    Driving with passengers: 16 years, 9 months 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