This volume examines laws regarding motor vehicles and their operation, including traffic violations and infractions, with significant focus on two major areas of public interest: speeding and drinking and driving. It covers laws related to victims of accidents, young drivers, licensing requirements, vehicle safety issues, helmet use laws, seat belts, child restraints, and air bags, and the Transportation Equity Act. The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.