Last updated: July 2022

Driving Laws Across the Nation

When it comes to driving laws, things vary from state to state. For example, in Alabama, it's illegal to drive while blindfolded. (Thank goodness!) And in Arkansas? Don't even think about honking your horn where cold beverages and sandwiches are served after 9 p.m., really!

Oddities aside, there are some laws that drivers must abide by no matter where they're driving in the U.S. Check out the basic driving law information below to learn about a few of these laws. Driving with the right amount of car insurance coverage and choosing not to drink and drive are two of the best places to start if you want to stay legal on the road.

Learn more about laws that can help you prevent trouble on the roads and with your driving record.

  • Driving Without Insurance: No matter where you live, driving without insurance or financial responsibility is against the law. Find out what can happen if you get caught driving without auto insurance and what the insurance coverage laws are in your state.
  • DUI/DWI: Again, no matter where you live, there are laws against drinking and driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent and above. Learn about DUI vs. DWI, DUI fines, and the impact such a conviction can have on your car insurance.
  • SR22 Certification & Insurance: You may be required to submit this form to your state if you were convicted of a DUI/DWI offense, failed to maintain auto insurance coverage in the past, or committed serious driving-related violations. We'll break down SR22s and FR44s, so they're easy to understand.
  • High-Risk Auto Insurance: What is a high-risk driver, and what is high-risk auto insurance? The answer isn't nearly as "risky" as you think!

Check out our state insurance laws section for detailed information on the driving and insurance laws that apply in your state. For more information on driving laws in general, visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

At Direct Auto Insurance, we aim to keep drivers covered with affordable car insurance, including helping drivers with less-than-perfect driving records. If you're a high-risk driver, you can still find auto insurance. Get in touch if you have questions about getting insurance after a DUI, your insurance company has dropped you, or you need help filing an SR22 or FR44. Call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732) or visit a Direct Auto location near you today!

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