At age 14, North Dakota teens can apply for an instruction permit by submitting the application, proof of residency, and a birth certificate to the local Department of Transportation (DOT) office. The applicant must then pass the vision exam and a test covering local traffic signs and traffic laws to receive an instruction permit.
North Dakota’s distracted driving laws prohibit all motorists from text messaging while driving. The restrictions on using a cellphone while driving depend on the age of the driver and where the motorist is driving. Learn about the laws' specifics and the penalties for a violation.
Like most other states, North Dakota has two types of speeding laws: “absolute speed limits” and a “basic speeding law.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of each type of violation.
North Dakota drivers who run red lights or stop signs will likely have to pay a fine. Red light and stop sign violations also add points to a motorist’s driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some of the consequences of a stop sign or red light ticket.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in North Dakota 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 Dakota has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates North Dakota's requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: North Dakota Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height Appropriate Restraint Birth to at least age 1 (or 20