Rhode Island’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
Rhode Island uses a graduated license system that requires teens to hold an instruction permit and provisional license before obtaining an unrestricted license.
Rhode Island's Cellphone-Use and Texting-While-Driving Laws
Generally, text messaging and all other handheld device use while driving is banned in Rhode Island. Read about the specifics of what the distracted driving laws prohibit and the penalties for a cellphone or texting ticket.
Speeding Tickets and Penalties in Rhode Island
In addition to presumed speed limits, Rhode Island's "basic speed law" provides that no person shall drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in Rhode Island
Rhode Island drivers who get caught running a stop sign or stop light will likely have to pay a fine. This article gives an overview of what drivers can be ticketed for and some of the specific consequences of a stop sign or red light citation.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in Rhode Island
Rhode Island prohibits driving without a valid license as well as driving while suspended or revoked. This article explains how the law defines these violations, the possible penalties for a conviction, and the exemptions to the license requirement.
Beat Your Ticket: Go to Court & Win
Contest a traffic ticket in any state!
Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case
Be your own lawyer and save on attorney fees
The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System
Learn how the criminal justice system works
Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law
Find and access the laws you need
101 Law Forms for Personal Use
Get legal forms for most personal transactions