North Carolina’s distracted driving law generally bans texting-while-driving for all motorists and talking on a cellphone for only certain drivers. Read about the specifics of what the law prohibits and the costs of a cellphone ticket.
North Carolina has two types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law” and “absolute limits.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of a speeding violation. (Also, check out our article that discusses the different types of speeding laws.) Basic Speeding Law
North Carolina drivers who run stop signs or stop lights will likely have to pay a fine. Red light and stop sign violations also add demerit points to a motorist’s driving record. This article gives an outline of what the law prohibits and some of the specific consequences of a stop sign or red light ticket.
To qualify for a disability parking plates or placards (sometimes referred to as a “handicapped sticker”) in North Carolina, the applicant must meet one of the conditions described below and must obtain a licensed physician’s certification prior to the initial issuance of disability access placards.
North Carolina has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates North Carolina’s requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: North Carolina Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height
In North Carolina, a motorist who kills another person while driving under the influence or committing a traffic violation will likely face death-by-vehicle charges. Read about how the offense is defined and the penalties you'll face if convicted.