Do back seat passengers have to wear a safety belt?
No. Only drivers and front seat passengers are required to wear a safety belt in Michigan. All passengers under the age of 16 must wear a safety belt.
What does a traffic sign with a red circle with a red line through it mean?
These kinds of signs indicate a driver is not permitted to do something, such as enter a one-way road.
What do broken white lines mean?
Broken white lines separate lanes on roads with traffic going in two directions.
What do broken yellow lines mean?
Broken yellow lines indicate that it is safe to pass another vehicle on a road.
What do solid yellow lines with broken yellow lines on the inside mean?
These kinds of lines indicate that the lane is only to be used by by vehicles which are making a left turn. It is illegal to use this lane for normal driving or passing.
What does a yellow traffic light mean?
Yellow traffic lights require all vehicles to stop before the light turns red. Drivers who do not have enough time to stop safely should not speed up but proceed cautiously through the intersection.
How do 5-light traffic lights work?
5-light traffic lights use a green arrow next to a green light to indicate drivers are not turning into traffic. If this light is not on, drivers may complete a turn if there is no traffic.
What does a flashing red light mean?
Flashing red lights require all drivers to stop. Drivers may resume when the way is clear.
How far must vehicles stop at a railroad intersection if a train is on the tracks or coming forward?
Drivers must stop their vehicles no further than 50 feet away from the railroad intersection but no closer than 15 feet away.
What is the speed limit in construction zones?
Unless otherwise posted, drivers must not exceed 45 miles per hour when passing a construction zone.
What is the minimum speed limit on a highway?
Drivers must maintain a speed of at least 55 miles per hour when driving on a highway.
What is the maximum speed limit on a highway?
Unless otherwise posted, drivers cannot exceed 70 miles per hour on a highway.
When must a driver signal their intent to turn?
Drivers should turn on their turn signal at least 100 feet before completing any turn.
Who must yield at an intersection if two vehicles arrive at the same time?
The driver on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right.
Are right turns on red lights permitted?
It is legal to turn right on red unless a sign says otherwise.
Is it legal to turn left on a red light?
Drivers may turn left on a red light when turning in the left lane from one one-way street to another. It is also legal to turn left on a red light from a one-way street to a two-way street if the turn is in the direction of the traffic being turned into.