North Carolina uses a graduated license system to license teen drivers via a limited learner’s permit, limited provisional license, and full provisional license. Here are the basics of how this system works and the various requirements teen drivers must abide by.
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 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.
North Carolina prohibits driving without a valid license, whether revoked, suspended, or never issued. This article explains what constitutes these violations, the possible penalties, and the exemptions to the license requirement.
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.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in North Carolina requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.