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North Carolina Traffic Laws

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

Drinking & Driving ViolationsImpaired driving (NCGS section 20-138.1)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseIssuance and renewal of drivers licenses (NCGS section 20-7)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceMotor Vehicle Safety and Financial Responsibility Act (NCGS Ch. 20, Article 9A)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationOwner to secure registration and certificate of title (NCGS section 20-50)
Illegal U-TurnTurning at intersections (NCGS section 20-153)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunDuty to stop in event of accident or collision (NCGS section 20-166)
Mechanical ViolationsMotor Vehicle Act: Equipment (NCGS Ch. 20, Article 3 scroll to sections 20-122 to 20-137)
Reckless DrivingReckless driving (NCGS section 20-140)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignVehicle control signs and signals (NCGS section 20-158)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsSeat belt use mandatory (NCGS section 20-135.2A)
Child restraint systems required (NCGS section 20-137.1)
SpeedingSpeed restrictions (NCGS section 20-141)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsMotor Vehicle Act: Equipment (NCGS Ch. 20, Article 3 scroll to sections 20-122 to 20-137)
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