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Seat belts save lives.

They are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash. Seat belts restrain occupants in the vehicle’s designed protective space, giving them room to live in the event of a crash and prevents them from colliding with other occupants in the vehicle. A seat belt also keeps the driver correctly positioned behind the wheel to help maintain control of a vehicle. The failure to wear a seat belt results in more motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota than most other factors.

Primary Seat Belt Law

  • All front seat and back seat occupants must be buckled up regardless of age.
  • Children younger than 8 years of age are required to ride in a child restraint (car seat or booster seat).
  • A correctly used seat belt may be substituted for children younger than 8 years of age who are at least 4'9" tall.

Learn more about North Dakota's Primary Seat Belt Law here


Current North Dakota Policy for Young Drivers:

  • Learner's Permit
    • At least 14 years old.
    • The holding period is 6 to 12 months. For example, a driver that starts the process at age 15 years old and 6 months only holds the permit for 6 months. In contrast, a driver that starts the process at 14 years old will hold the permit for 12 months.
    • Driver education is required if under age 16.
    • Minimum of 50 hours of supervised practice.
    • Must be accompanied by a licensed driver at least age 18.
  • Intermediate License
    • The holding period is up to 12 months (until teen reaches 16 years old). For example, a driver who receives their intermediate license at 15 holds it until they reach 16 years old. In contrast, a driver who receives their intermediate license at 15 years and 11 months will only hold it for 1 month.
    • Night driving restricted between 9 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, and 5 a.m. for 6 months (with exceptions).
    • No policy on number of teen passengers.
    • No cell phone use.
    • No requirement to remain crash or conviction free.
  • Standard License
    • Minimum age of 16.

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