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Iowa Traffic Laws

Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Iowa -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Operating While Intoxicated (IA Code Chapter 321J)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Operators licensed (IA Code section 321.174)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Proof of security against liability (IA Code section 321.20B)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Misdemeanor to violate registration provisions (IA Code section 321.17)
Operation without registration (IA Code section 321.98)
Illegal U-Turn Turning at intersections (IA Code section 321.311)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Information and aid - leaving scene of accident (IA Code section 321.263)
Mechanical Violations Vehicle Equipment (IA Code Ch. 321 scroll to 321.384 to 321.481 )
Reckless Driving Reckless driving (IA Code section 321.277)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Obedience to official traffic control devices (IA Code section 321.256)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety belts and safety harnesses (IA Code section 321.445)
Child restraint devices (IA Code section 321.446)
Speeding Speed Restrictions (IA Code Ch. 321 scroll to sections 321.285 to 321.295)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Vehicle Equipment (IA Code Ch. 321 scroll to 321.384 to 321.481 )

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