Tennessee’s distracted driving laws impose different restrictions depending on the circumstances. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and the penalties you’ll face for a violation.
All Tennessee teen drivers under the age of 18 are required to participate in the graduated license program. The program allows new drivers to practice driving under supervision and with certain restrictions in place to minimize high-risk situations and increase adult supervision.
Tennessee drivers who run stop signs or stop lights will likely have to pay a fine. A red light or stop sign violations will also add demerit points to a motorist’s driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some of the consequences of a getting stop sign or red light citation.
Tennessee uses a point system (the Driver Improvement Section) to monitor the driving records of Tennessee drivers. Under the system each point serves as a demerit, and the more you get, the more likely it is that you will have your license suspended or even revoked for good.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Tennessee 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.
Tennessee has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates Tennessee’s requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: Tennessee Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height