Utah Traffic Laws
Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Utah -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).
- Utah Driver Handbook [PDF]
- Utah Code, Title 41. Motor Vehicles
|Drinking & Driving Violations||Driving under the influence (UT Code, Section 41-6a-502)
Penalties for driving under the influence violations (UT Code, Section 41-6a-503)
Sentencing requirements for driving under the influence (UT Code, Section 41-6a-505)
|Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License||Operating motor vehicle without license or registration (UT Code, Section 41-12a-603)|
|Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance||Operating motor vehicle without owner's or operator's security -- Penalty (UT Code, Section 41-12a-302)|
|Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration||Registration card to be signed, carried, and exhibited (UT Code, Section 41-1a-214)
Operating motor vehicle without license or registration (UT Code, Section 41-12a-603)
|Illegal U-Turn||Turning around -- Where prohibited -- Visibility (UT Code, Section 41-6a-802)|
|Responsibility of Driver After Accident||Accidents Responsibilities (UT Code, Section 41-6a-401 to Section 41-6a-409)|
|Vehicle Equipment - Mechanical Violations & Unlawful Modifications||Vehicle Equipment (UT Code, Section 41-6a-1601 to Section 41-6a-1641)|
|Reckless Driving||Reckless driving -- Penalty (UT Code, Section 41-6a-528)|
|Running a Red Light / Stop Sign||Obeying Devices (UT Code, Section 41-6a-304)|
|Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations||Driver and passengers -- Seat belt or child restraint device required (UT Code, Section 41-6a-1803)|
|Speeding||Speed Regulations (UT Code, Section 41-6a-601 to Section 41-6a-607)|
Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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