North Carolina’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
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.
Texting and Talking on the Phone While Driving in North Carolina
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's Speeding Laws and Penalties
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.
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in North Carolina
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.
Handicap Placards in North Carolina
To qualify for a disability parking plates or placards in North Carolina, the applicant must meet one of the conditions specified in the law and must obtain a certification from a qualified medical professional
North Carolina’s Child Car Seat and Seatbelt Laws
North Carolina has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The types of child restraints required depend on the age and size of the child. Violations result in fines and demerit points.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in North Carolina
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.
North Carolina's Death-by-Vehicle (Vehicular Homicide) Laws and Penalties
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.
North Carolina’s Commercial Driver’s License Laws
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.
North Carolina Passengers and Pets in Pickup Trucks
North Carolina has laws concerning vehicle passenger restraints and also has restrictions that apply to passengers riding in truck beds.