Authorizes AV testing with a human operator
No helmet laws. Universal helmet law repealed 1970.
81-86: renewal every 2 years
87 and over: renewal every year
75 and over: road test required
Zero tolerance for some drugs
Decriminalized and legal for recreational and medical use
THC per se (5 ng)
After 30 days
Mandatory for all convictions; highly incentivized for first convictions
Under 2 yrs under 40 lbs and under 40" in rear-facing child restraint
Under 8 yrs
Over 40 lbs in rear seat if only lap belt available
Sun-Thurs: 10 p.m. - 6 a.m
Fri-Sat: 11 p.m. - 6 a.m.
First 12 months: no more than 1 under 20
Nighttime driving: 18 years
Driving with passengers: 17 years
16 and over
Yes. Primary law.
Yes. Primary law.
Drivers under 19. Primary law.
All drivers. Primary law.
Permitted by state law and city ordinance
In construction or maintenance zones (only when workers are present); in safety zones - within 1/8th of a mile of a school or park district used for recreational purposes in municipalities with a population of 1 million or more inhabitants (only within certain hours)
Permitted by state law
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July 1, 2020
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Story by Luz Lazo
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Story by Marco Cartolano
May 5, 2020
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