Motorcycles - Headlights required during daytime.
Bicycles - When riding at night, your bicycle must have:
Vehicles - Headlights must be turned on:
Cell phone restrictions
- All drivers under 18 are banned from using cell phones while driving. Dialing 911 in the case of an emergency is the lone exception.
- School bus drivers are prohibited from using cell phones.
- All drivers are banned from texting while behind the wheel.
Child Car Seat Laws
Reporting Drunk or Dangerous Drivers
Call *47 (North Carolina's Highway Patrol) if you suspect a driver of being drunk or reckless. Provide the driver's license plate number, make, model, location and travel direction. Do not try to stop the vehicle on your own.
Reporting Unattended Kids in Vehicles
Dial 911 if you suspect an unattended child left in a vehicle is in danger from excessive heat or cold. Remain with the vehicle, if possible, until authorities arrive.
Reporting Unattended Pets in Vehicles
Call the local police department or animal control unit if you feel an unattended pet inside a vehicle is at risk.