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Ohio Traffic Laws

Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

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

Drinking & Driving Violations Traffic Laws: Driving While Intoxicated

(ORC Ch. 4511.19 to 4511.197)

Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Operation without valid license prohibited

(ORC section 4507.02)

Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Financial Responsibility

(ORC Chapter 4509)

Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Licensing of Motor Vehicles

(ORC Chapter 4503)

Illegal U-Turn Rules for Turns at Intersections

(ORC section 4511.36)

Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Failure to stop after accident involving property of others

(ORC section 4549.03)

Mechanical Violations Traffic Laws: Equipment

(ORC Chapter 4513)

Reckless Driving Willful or wanton operation on street or highway

(ORC section 4511.20)

Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Obeying Traffic Control Devices

(ORC section 4511.12)

Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Occupant Restraining Devices

(ORC section 4513.263)

Speeding Speed Limits

(ORC section 4511.21)

Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Traffic Laws: Equipment

(ORC Chapter 4513)

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