North Dakota

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

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AV legislation

Authorizes full deployment with or without a human operator.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

Helmets required for all riders under 18 and all passengers if operator is 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 Universal helmet law repealed 1977.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

78 and over: renewal every 4 years

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

None

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Decriminalized for legal for medical use

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

None

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

75

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

75

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

75

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

75

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

4-lane: 70
Other: 65

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

4-lane: 70
Other: 65

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Increased penalty for high BAC

0.18

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Administrative license suspension on first offense

91 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension

After 30 days

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Ignition Interlocks

Discretionary

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Open container laws

Yes

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Repeat Offender Laws

Yes

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Child Restraint Required

Younger than 8 years of age and under 57"

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8-17 yrs
Younger than 8 years of age and 57" or taller

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

Sunset or 9 p.m. (whichever is later) - 5 a.m.

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

No restriction (other than vehicle manufacturer recommendations)

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Full Privilege Minimum Age

16 years

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

14

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

12 for drivers under 16; otherwise, 6 months or until age 18 (whichever comes first)

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

50 for drivers under 16; otherwise none

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16; 15 for a parent-requested restricted license (restricted license may only operate a vehicle owned by their parents or legal guardian and may not drive a car with more passengers than the vehicle's manufacturer recommends)

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Type of Law

Secondary; Primary for occupants under 18

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Who is Covered?

18 and over

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In What Seat?

18 and over: Front
Under 18: All

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Hand-Held Ban?

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

Drivers under 18. 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

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