Alabama Traffic Laws

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

Drinking & Driving ViolationsDriving while under influence of alcohol, controlled substances (AL Code 32-5A-191)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseLicense required (AL Code 32-6-1)
Penalties - Violations in general (AL Code 32-6-18)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceLiability insurance required (AL Code 32-7A-4)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationLicenses & Registration (AL Code Title 32, Ch. 6)
Illegal U-TurnTurning movements and required signals (AL Code 32-5A-133)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunMotor Vehicle Accidents (AL Code Title 32, Ch. 10)
Mechanical ViolationsRegulation of Operation of Motor Vehicles: Equipment (AL Code Title 32, Ch. 5, Article 9)
Reckless DrivingReckless driving (AL Code 32-5A-190)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignObedience to traffic-control devices (AL Code 32-5A-31)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsAlabama Safety Belt Act (AL Code Title 32, Ch. 5B)
SpeedingReasonable and prudent speed (AL Code 32-5A-170)
Maximum limits (AL Code 32-5A-171)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsRegulation of Operation of Motor Vehicles: Equipment (AL Code Title 32, Ch. 5, Article 9)
Window Tinting (AL Code Title 32, Ch. 5C)

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