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    At first glance, Title 31 of the State of Rhode Island General Laws resembles an unending list of court-talk that only a seasoned attorney could appreciate. But, upon closer inspection, you'll learn that it's accessible to the average person and an invaluable source of driving information.

    The Rhode Island Vehicle Code has more than 50 chapters brimming with driving rules and regulations. A sample of some of the chapters follows:

    Speed Restrictions

    • Minimum speed
    • Special speed limits in highway construction zones
    • Nighttime limits for motorcycles

    Registration of Vehicles

    • Vehicles subject to registration
    • Plates for rented or leased vehicles
    • Registration renewal

    Theft and Related Offenses

    • Injuring or tampering with vehicles
    • Alteration of indentification number
    • Possession of stolen vehicle or parts

    Passing, Use of Lanes, and Rules of the Road

    • Rotary traffic islands
    • Divided highways
    • Entering intersections


    • Hitchhiking in road
    • Crossing between intersections
    • Walking, jogging, or running on left

    Miscellaneous Rules

    • Throwing trash on highway
    • Abandoned vehicles
    • Safety belt use

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    Whenever you need or want to check the status of your 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 Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the DMV. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

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