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So many people have questions about laws, sometimes never realizing what is actually illegal in their area. I compiled this list since all laws are state specific.

Almost every single link is from a .gov site. I not only linked to laws that are motor vehicle/motorcycle specific, but included links to the index so other laws could be easily searched.

Alabama
State Code
Title 32 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 5A RULES OF THE ROAD
Chapter 12 MOTORCYCLES AND MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES

Alaska
State Statutes
Title 28 - Motor Vehicles

Arizona
State Statutes
Title 28 Transportation (Chapter 5 is violations)

Arkansas
State Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Title 27>Subtitle 4>Chapter 51 (rules of the road)
Title 27>Subtitle 3 (Motor Vehicles and Their Equipment)

Califonia
Codes
Use the search engine, why does Cali have to be so difficult with their [email protected]

Colorado
State Statutes (redirects to LexisNexis)
Title 42 is Vehicles and Traffic > Article 4 - Regulation of vehicles and traffic (moving and equipment violations)

Connecticut
State Statutes
Title 14 - Motor Vehicles. Use of the highway by Vehicles.
Chapter 246 has equipment violations and some registration violations.
Chapters 248 and 249 has moving violations

Delaware
Delaware Code
Title 21 Motor Vehicles
Chapter 41 - Rules of the Road
2126 License plate display
Title 43 - Equipment and Construction of vehicles

Florida
State Statutes
Title 23 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 316 - Moving violations and equipment violations (motorcycle specific laws start around chapter 316.208)

Georgia
Georgia Code (redirects to LexisNexis)
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Title 40 > chapter 6 - Uniform rules of the Road.

Hawaii
Statute search engine

Idaho
Idaho Statutes
Title 49 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6 - Rules of the Road

Illinois
State Statutes (chapter 625 - Vehicles)
625 ILCS 5/ Illinois Vehicle Code
Chapter 11 is rules of the road; Chapter 12 is Equipment of Vehicles

Indiana
Codes
Title 9 - Motor Vehicles
Article 19 is motor vehicle equipment; Article 21 is Traffic Regulations

Iowa
Iowa General Assembly - Iowa Law
Iowa Code
Chapter 321 is Motor vehicles and Law of the road

Kansas
Kansas Statutes
Chapter 8 is Automobiles and other vehicles; Article 15 - Rules of the Road

Kentucky
Kentucky Statutes (TITLE XVI - MOTOR VEHICLES)
CHAPTER 189 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS -- VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AND STORAGE

Louisana
Louisana Law
Title 32 - Motor Vehicles and traffic regulation

Maine
State Statutes
Title 29 - Vehicles
Chapter 17 - EquipmentChapter 18 - Operation

Maryland
Maryland Statutes
Index on Lexis Nexis
Under Maryland Code find Transportation, then Click on Title 21 Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road; or Title 22 Vehicle Laws - Equipment of Vehicles

Massachusetts
General Laws of Massachusetts ( TITLE XIV. PUBLIC WAYS AND WORKS.)
Chapter 89. Law of the Road
Chapter 90. Motor Vehicles and Aircraft.

Michigan
Michigan Law Chapter 257 is Motor Vehicles
MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE Act 300 of 1949
Chapter VI OBEDIENCE TO AND EFFECT OF TRAFFIC LAWS


Minnesota
Minnesota Statutes
Transportation - Chapters 160 - 174A
Traffic Regulations - Chapter 169

Mississippi
Mississippi Statutes (redirects to Lexis)

Missouri
Missouri Statutes
Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION
Chapter 304 - Traffic Regulations; Chapter 307 - Vehicle Equipment Regulations

Montana
Montana Code; Monta Code Table of contents
Title 61 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 8 - Traffic Regulation; Chapter 9 - Vehicle Equipment

Nebraska
Nebraska Legislature; Chapter index
Chapter 60 - Motor Vehicles
Motorcycle Specific: Section 60-6,307 - restrictions on operating motorcycles; Section 60-6,308 - Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic; prohibited acts

Nevada
Nevada Statutes (TITLE 43—PUBLIC SAFETY; VEHICLES; WATERCRAFT)
Chapter 484 - Traffic Laws
Chapter 486 - Motorcycles and similiar vehicles (includes operation and equipment)

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Statutes
Title XXI: Motor Vehicles
Chapter 265: Rules of The Road
Motorcycle Specific: Section's 265:119 through 265:123

New Jersey
State Statute Index (TITLE 39 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATION)
(title 39)

New Mexico
New Mexico Legislature (references a dead link on an external site for statutes)
?Statutes index?


New York
State Laws
Select VAT from the list and find it for yourself. NY's website sucks.

North Carolina
Statute table of contents
Chapter 20 - Motor Vehicles
Article 3 is moving and equipment violations.

North Dakota
Statute Index
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles
General Rules of the Road (PDF)
Chapter 39-10.2 - Motorcycles (PDF); Chapter 39-27 Motorcycle Equipment (PDF)

Ohio
Statute Index
Title XLV Motor Vehicles
Chapter 4511 - Traffic Laws Operation
Chapter 4513 - Traffic Laws Equipment

Oklahoma
Statute Index
Motor Vehicles (rich text file)

Oregon
Table of Titles and Chapters; Hot links HERE
Oregon Vehicle code - Chapters 801-826
Chapter 811 - Rules of the Road; Chapter 815 - Vehicle Equipment GenerallyChapter 816 - Lighting

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Code
Title 67 - Transportation

Rhode Island
Statute Index
Title 31 - Motor and other Vehicles (equipment and moving violations)

South Carolina
Code of laws
Title 56 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 5 - UNIFORM ACT REGULATING TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS (moving and equipment violations)
Article 29 - Motorcyclists; rights and duties thereof

South Dakota
Statute Index
Title 32 - motor vehicles
Chapter 32-26 Rules of the Road
Chapter 32-20 Motorcycle Regulation

Tennessee
Tennessee Legislature site
Link to State Code (LexisNexis)
Under Tennessee Code find Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles.
Chapter 8 is Operation of Motor Vehicles - rules of the road; Chapter 9 is equipment-lighting regulations
Another site that leads to LexisNexis. It will just be easier to ask Officer737 than searching the site.

Texas
Statute Index
Transportation code (Title 7 is Vehicles and Traffic)
Refer to Chapter 545 for Operation and movement of Vehicles; Chapter 547 for Vehicle Equipment

Utah
Code Index
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 06a - Traffic code (moving and equipment violations)

Vermont
Statute Index
Title 23: Motor Vehicles
Chapter 13: Operation of vehicles (moving and equipment violations)

Virginia
Code Index
Title 46.2 - Motor Vehicles
Title 46.2 chapter 8 - Regulation of Traffic

Washington
Title Index
Title 46 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 46.61 - Rules of the road
See Chapters 46.61.608 through 46.61.614 for motorcycle specific laws.

Washington DC
Code Index
Title 50. Motor and non-motor vheicles and traffic

West Virginia
Code Index
Chapter 17C - Traffic regulations and laws of the road

Wisconsin
Legislature site with link to statutes
Link to search engine
See chapter 346 for rules of the road.

Wyoming
Statute Index
Title 31 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 5 Regulation of traffic on highways

FEDERAL
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Department of Transportation
Federal standard for front and rear signal distance and reflectors (see table IV at the VERY VERY bottom)


If any links appear broken, you found a better site, or I missed something: please PM me for corrections/updates.

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MeanMike said:
Califonia
Codes
Use the search engine, why does Cali have to be so difficult with their laws

That's a GREAT EFFING QUESTION........

I have to deal with the Penal Code, Vehicle Code, Evidence Code, Health and Safety Code, Welfare and Institutions Code,,,,,,,,,,, and as if everything isn't covered in those, we have an 800 page City Ordinance Manual (For a city of 40,000 people)

Not like when I was in Louisiana. It was either Title 16 (criminal) or Title 32 (Vehicle).
 
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