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    Motor Vehicle and Traffic Law Code in North Dakota

    Consider taking a look into the North Dakota motor vehicle code if you need detailed information about the aspects of a traffic law, driver's licensing procedures, vehicle registration/titling processes, and North Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) rules.

    Chances are good that you'll find a lot of specific information pertaining to your situation. However, after reading the code it still may be beneficial to contact the North Dakota DOT directly for driver's license/vehicle-related questions and a lawyer for legal advice and assistance.

    On this page you'll find an overview of the North Dakota motor vehicle code and how to access it.

    If you are looking for information about topics related to traffic violations and penalties, please visit our pages on:

    North Dakota's Century Code

    The North Dakota Century Code will never be mistaken for a light read, but, nevertheless, does serve its purpose by informing. Within its bulk are a number of titles, including one on motor vehicles and traffic laws (Title 39).

    It's important to know state laws so you can obey them. Should you find yourself with a traffic citation, consulting the vehicle code will give you a clear understanding of the law so you can learn what you did wrong, or fight the ticket if you believe you are innocent.

    Title 39 harbors many chapters of important information on a variety of topics including, some of which are listed below.

    Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing

    Motor vehicle dealer licensing covers everything related to the licensing required for automobile dealers.

    General Rules of the Road

    General rules of the road covers areas such as:

    • Pedestrian control signals.
    • No-passing zones.
    • Fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer.

    This may be a useful section to turn to if you've received a traffic citation for a minor violation.

    Regulations Governing Snowmobiles

    Regulations governing snowmobiles covers areas such as:

    Operator's Licenses

    Operator's licenses covers areas such as:

    Commercial Driver's Licenses

    Commercial driver's licenses covers areas such as:

    Regulations Governing Operators

    Regulations governing operators covers areas such as:

    • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and/or alcohol
    • Grounds for denial.
    • Bond requirements.
    • Established place of business.
    • Accident report forms.
    • Reckless driving.

    Check Your ND Driver's License Status

    Whenever you need or want to check the status of your North Dakota driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record with the North Dakota Department of Transportation. This report will also show points against your driver's license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

    You should also keep in mind that your car insurance rates may increase after committing traffic violations and receiving driver's license penalties. If you want to shop around for a cheaper policy, visit our car insurance center.

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