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Massachusetts Traffic Laws

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

Drinking & Driving Violations Driving while under influence (90 MGL section 24)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Operation of motor vehicle without license (90 MGL section 10)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Operating motor vehicle without liability policy, bond or security deposit (90 MGL section 34J)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Operation of unregistered or improperly equipped motor vehicles (90 MGL section 9)
Illegal U-Turn Traffic control signs and devices (89 MGL section 9)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accident reports (90 MGL section 26)
Mechanical Violations Operation of unregistered or improperly equipped motor vehicles (90 MGL section 9)
Reckless Driving Law of the road (MGL chapter 89)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Traffic control signs and devices (89 MGL section 9)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Seat belt use required (90 MGL section 13A)
Child passenger restraints (90 MGL section 7AA)
Speeding Speed limits (90 MGL section 17)
Speed limit: Massachusetts Turnpike (90 MGL section 17A)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Operation of unregistered or improperly equipped motor vehicles (90 MGL section 9)
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