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Iowa Traffic Laws

Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Iowa -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving ViolationsOperating While Intoxicated (IA Code Chapter 321J)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseOperators licensed (IA Code section 321.174)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceProof of security against liability (IA Code section 321.20B)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationMisdemeanor to violate registration provisions (IA Code section 321.17)
Operation without registration (IA Code section 321.98)
Illegal U-TurnTurning at intersections (IA Code section 321.311)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunInformation and aid - leaving scene of accident (IA Code section 321.263)
Mechanical ViolationsVehicle Equipment (IA Code Ch. 321 scroll to 321.384 to 321.481 )
Reckless DrivingReckless driving (IA Code section 321.277)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignObedience to official traffic control devices (IA Code section 321.256)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsSafety belts and safety harnesses (IA Code section 321.445)
Child restraint devices (IA Code section 321.446)
SpeedingSpeed Restrictions (IA Code Ch. 321 scroll to sections 321.285 to 321.295)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsVehicle Equipment (IA Code Ch. 321 scroll to 321.384 to 321.481 )
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