In Alabama, if you are 16 or 17 years old and have only held your license for under 6 months, it is illegal for you to use your cell phone or mobile device at any time while driving.Regardless of your age, it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving to send or receive: You risk assorted fines and penalties for breaking any of these laws, some of which can be found under Title 32 of the Alabama legislature's state code.Your motorcycle must have at least 1 headlight, 1 taillight and 1 brake-light.You should ride with your headlights on at all times to help other drivers see you on the road. If you are riding at night, you must use the following on your bike: If you do not follow these regulations and are stopped by law enforcement, you risk being cited for a misdemeanor.For more information on getting a boater's license, visit our page on Boat Registration and Licenses in Alabama.Just as with drinking and driving, Alabama prohibits anyone from operating a boat or watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
For a list of additional fines and penalties for BUI, plus a map of the wet and dry counties throughout the state, visit the Alabama Marine Patrol Division' boating enforcement page.“Sex and HIV Education,” State Laws and Policies, Guttmacher Institute, December 2017. “State Facts About Abortion: Alabama,” Guttmacher Institute, January 2017.https:// Accessed April 2017 “State Hate Crimes Statutory Provisions,” Anti-Defamation League, September 2014. “Title X Family Planning Clinics,” Health Resources & Services Administration. Our goal is to give you the most up-to-date, accurate information about your state DMV's processes.The date you see here reflects the most recent time we've verified this information with your state DMV. Alabama's Department of Public Safety (DPS) has several laws in place to help keep you safe on the road.While Alabama law does not restrict you from making a phone call while driving, the Alabama Department of Public Safety suggests you practice caution when doing so.Follow these tips if you must make or receive a call while driving: If you are riding a motorcycle in Alabama, either as a driver or passenger, you must wear protective headgear.In Alabama, all children under 8 years old on your boat must wear a life jacket.If you are older than this age, you must wear a life jacket if you are: While other water activities don't require a life jacket to be worn, Alabama law does require you to have at least 1 life jacket on board per passenger (for example, if you have 4 people on board, there must be at least 4 life jackets on the boat).Looking for a convenient way to pay your traffic ticket?Several Alabama courts allow you to pay your ticket online.