Indiana

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.

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AV legislation

Regulates truck platooning.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

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 Universal helmet law repealed 1977.

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Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

6 years

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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

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

Zero tolerance for some drugs

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Illegal

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

Zero tolerance for THC and metabolites

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

70

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

65

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

55

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

55

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

60

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

60

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Open container laws

Yes

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Repeat Offender Laws

No

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Increased penalty for high BAC

0.15

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Administrative license suspension on first offense

180 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension

Available immediately

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Ignition Interlocks

Mandatory for repeat convictions

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Child Restraint Required

8 yrs or under

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

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

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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.

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

15 with driver's ed. 16 without driver's ed.

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

6

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Learner Stage: Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours in Parenthesis)

50 (10)

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16 / 3 with driver's ed. 16 / 9 without driver's ed.

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

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)

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Intermediate Stage: Passenger Restrictions (Except Family, Unless Noted)

First 180 days: no passengers

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Type of Law

Primary

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Who is Covered?

16 and over

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In What Seat?

All

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Hand-Held Ban?

Yes. Primary law.

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

Drivers under 21. Primary law.

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Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Primary law.

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Speed Cameras: State Law

None

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Speed Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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Red Light Cameras: State Law

None

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Red Light Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

Can A.I. All but End Car Crashes? The Potential Is There.

“It’s about being able to leverage technology, and A.I. in this case, to help us better understand what people are doing behind the wheel that potentially puts themselves and others at risk,” said Pam Shadel Fischer, senior director of external engagement for the Governors Highway Safety Association, a nonprofit representing state highway safety offices. “We think there’s real potential here.”

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