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Summer 2011 | Vol. 13 | No. 2

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AAA’s Digest of Motor Laws Moves Online

For many years, police, state highway safety and licensing officials, and drivers have used AAA ’s Digest of Motor Laws for information on traffic laws, vehicle registration and driver licensing across all 50 states. Now, this tool is available free at, a new website that presents the more-than-700 page book in an easy-touse online format. AAA announced this change earlier this summer.

Digest of Motor Laws

“This new online resource helps drivers and others navigate the complex patchwork of state motor vehicle laws, putting a wealth of information about traffic laws, licensing policies, and vehicle regulations just a click away,” said AAA Vice President of Public Affairs Kathleen Marvaso. “Many websites simply link back to state DMV sites or focus separately on traffic safety laws, vehicle regulations, or driver licensing. DrivingLaws.AAA .com is a single, user-friendly clearinghouse for information from across the full spectrum of rules that impact motorists.”

While the former print version of the book was published annually, the new format will be updated throughout the year as states make changes to their laws and regulations. The online Digest covers all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and will expand to include Puerto Rico and Canada’s provinces and territories later this year.

Other topics featured include state graduated driver’s licensing systems, child safety seat and seat belt laws, licensing for senior drivers, distracted driving laws, titles and registration, safety and emissions inspections, motorcycles and mopeds, auto insurance requirements, passenger car towing, and Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) fees and taxes.