Are back seat passengers required to wear a safety belt?
No. Only the driver and front seat passengers are required to wear a safety belt. Anyone under the age of 18 is also required to wear a safety belt.
How long can a driver legally idle?
With the exception of such situations as traffic jams, drivers are not allowed to have their vehicle idle for longer than three minutes.
How close must a parallel parked vehicle be to the curb?
Any parallel parked vehicle must have both its front and rear tires no further than six inches away from the curb.
What is the speed limit in school zones?
Drivers may not exceed 25 miles per hour when driving through a school zone.
Is it legal to pass another vehicle at a railroad crossing?
How far in advance must a driver signal their intent to turn?
Drivers should begin signaling a turn at least 100 feet in advance.
How close to a school bus can a vehicle approach?
If a school bus is stopped and its red flashing lights are on, children may be entering or exiting. Vehicles must stop no closer than 25 feet away the red flashing lights are turned off.
How far away from an emergency vehicle must other drivers be?
If an emergency vehicle has a siren or other signal on, drivers must be at least 300 feet behind it.
How close can a vehicle be parked to a fire truck?
If a fire truck is at the scene of an emergency, drivers cannot park any closer to it than 200 feet.
How close to a stop sign can a vehicle be parked?
Drivers may park no closer than 50 feet away from a stop sign.
Is it legal to use a cell phone while driving?
No. Drivers may not use a cell phone to talk or text if the use of their hands is required. Drivers are permitted to use hands-free cell phones but strongly discouraged from doing so.
If there is an accident, are drivers required to submit a report to the Motor Vehicle Commission?
If there is a road accident resulting in injury, death or property damage of $500 or greater, drivers must submit a report within 10 days to the Motor Vehicle Commission unless a police report has been filed.
How fast can a moped be driven?
Mopeds cannot be operated at speeds in excess of 25 miles per hour.
Does a green light automatically give drivers making a left turn the right of way?
No. Any driver making a left turn must yield to any approaching vehicles.
If a traffic light is out, what should drivers do?
Any traffic light whose bulbs are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.
What do white diamonds on the road indicate?
White diamonds indicate the lane in question is reserved for high occupancy vehicles, such as cars containing passengers who are in a car pool. The type of high occupancy vehicle the lane is designated for will be indicated on a sign.