You can search legislation for each year starting with 2007 by state, topic, keyword, year, status or primary sponsor. New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.
Bills may appear twice in carry-over states. In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.
For faster performance, please use the available fields to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.
Note: NCSL has begun tracking electric scooter legislation beginning with the 2019 session. Bills are tagged under the Slow-Medium Speed Vehicle topic.
Explanation of Search Keywords
Legislation relating to negligent driving, reckless driving, road rage and aggressive driving penalties.
Automated Enforcement / Photo Monitoring
Legislation that covers the authorization and use of red-light cameras and speed limit cameras, associated fines and municipal automated enforcement ordinances.
Child Passenger Protection
Legislation pertaining to child restraint systems and primary or secondary enforcement of seat belt laws.
Legislation focused on texting or hand held cellular phone bans and penalties for use of an electronic device while driving.
Legislation related to driver’s license suspensions/revocation, graduated driver’s licenses, Real ID, commercial driver’s licenses and driver’s education.
Legislation focused on alcohol or drug-impaired driving, ignition interlocks, penalties, driver’s license suspensions, impairment tests (i.e., blood or breath tests) and reform programs for repeat offenders.
Legislation relating to motorcycle registration, licensing, education and training requirements, helmet requirements, motorcycle equipment, motorcycle operation and autocycles.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Legislation focused on pedestrian crossing laws, bicycle operation, motorist responsibilities in interacting with bicyclists and pedestrians, fines for injuring or killing vulnerable users and electric bicycle laws.
School Bus Safety
Legislation relating to school bus seat belt requirements, school bus stop-arm camera laws, school bus equipment standards and school bus driver training, licensing and reporting requirements.
Seatbelts and Occupant Protection
Legislation pertaining to primary and secondary seat belt enforcement, seat belt fines, vehicle-for-hire seat belt laws and rear occupant seat belt use.
Senior Drivers Issues
Legislation on driver’s license renewals, driver’s education, special registration plates, yellow dot programs and medical exams.
Slow-Medium Speed Vehicles
Legislation related to mopeds, motor scooters, golf carts, electric scooters, slow-medium speed vehicles right-of-way, safety equipment requirements (i.e., helmets or visible clothing) and fines.
Legislation covering maximum and minimum speed limits, speeding penalties, laws authorizing lower speed limits and move-over laws.
Teen Driver Issues
Legislation pertaining to driver’s education, graduated driver’s licensing and fines for teen drivers.