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North Carolina Traffic Laws

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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 Violations Impaired driving (NCGS section 20-138.1)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Issuance and renewal of drivers licenses (NCGS section 20-7)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Motor Vehicle Safety and Financial Responsibility Act (NCGS Ch. 20, Article 9A)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Owner to secure registration and certificate of title (NCGS section 20-50)
Illegal U-Turn Turning at intersections (NCGS section 20-153)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Duty to stop in event of accident or collision (NCGS section 20-166)
Mechanical Violations Motor Vehicle Act: Equipment (NCGS Ch. 20, Article 3 scroll to sections 20-122 to 20-137)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving (NCGS section 20-140)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Vehicle control signs and signals (NCGS section 20-158)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Seat belt use mandatory (NCGS section 20-135.2A)
Child restraint systems required (NCGS section 20-137.1)
Speeding Speed restrictions (NCGS section 20-141)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Motor Vehicle Act: Equipment (NCGS Ch. 20, Article 3 scroll to sections 20-122 to 20-137)

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