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Michigan Traffic Laws

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

Drinking & Driving ViolationsDriving while intoxicated, and reckless driving (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.625 to 257.626c)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseViolation of license provisions (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.324 to 257.329)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceProducing evidence of motor vehicle insurance (MI Vehicle Code section 257.328)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationOffenses against registration (MI Vehicle Code section 257.255 to 257.259)
Illegal U-TurnTurning at intersection; violation as civil infraction (MI Vehicle Code section 257.647)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunAccidents (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.617 to 257.624b)
Mechanical ViolationsEquipment (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.683 to 257.711)
Vehicle Equipment Requirements [PDF] (MI State Police)
Reckless DrivingDriving while intoxicated, and reckless driving (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.625 to 257.626c)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignTraffic Signs, Signals, and Markings (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.608 to 257.616a)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsSafety belt required (MI Vehicle Code section 257.710e)
Child restraint system required (MI Vehicle Code section 257.710d)
Safety Belt and Child Restraint Laws [PDF] (MI State Police)
Speeding Speed restrictions (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.627 to 257.633)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsEquipment (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.683 to 257.711)
After-Market Lighting [PDF] (MI State Police)
"High Rise" Vehicle Law [PDF] (MI State Police)
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