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What Is The Arizona Vehicle Code?

From traffic safety laws to vehicle registrations, driver license procedures, and vehicle registration fees, everything is covered under the Arizona “Vehicle Code.” The vehicle code defines the rule of the road. Although each state has its own vehicle code, there are a lot of similarities between the guidelines in Arizona and other states. The vehicle code is designed to ensure the safety of both drivers as well as pedestrians.

When someone is accused of a traffic law infraction in Arizona, they can get help from the vehicle code. Once you familiarize yourself with the exact verbiage of the statute, you will be better able to support your case. Arizona’s vehicle code is documented under Title 28, chapters 1 through 27 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Some of the most important chapters of the Arizona vehicle code for noncommercial drivers are listed below:

Chapter 1: Definitions, Penalties, And General Provisions

Chapter 1 of the vehicle code gives definitions of terms you’ll find in the code along with classifications of different traffic violations.

Chapter 2: Administration

Chapter 2 of the vehicle code highlights the general procedures for carrying out the Arizona motor vehicle/transportation code.

Chapter 3: Traffic And Vehicle Regulation

Chapter 3 of the vehicle code explains traffic laws and violations, along with signs and road markings. It also covers accidents, speeding, and the right of way as well as pedestrian and bicycle regulations.

Chapter 3 of the vehicle code also covers vehicle equipment laws.

Chapter 4: Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

Head over to Chapter 4 of the vehicle code for DUI definitions, penalties and consequences.

Chapter 5: Penalties And Procedures For Vehicle Violations

Chapter 5 of the Arizona vehicle code talks about criminal violations and legal proceedings along with civil traffic violations and tickets.

Chapter 7: Certificate Of Title And Registration

Chapter 7 of the Arizona vehicle code talks about title applications and title transfers, vehicle salvage, liens and encumbrances, registration requirements and license plates.

Chapter 8: Motor Vehicle Licenses

Chapter 8 of the Arizona vehicle code talks about driver license types, classes, and endorsements. It also explains license violations, falsification, and penalties.

Chapter 9: Vehicle Insurance And Financial Responsibility

Chapter 9 of the Arizona vehicle code covers liability insurance requirements, mandatory insurance and proof of insurance.

Chapter 15: Fees

Chapter 15 of the Arizona vehicle code covers commercial vehicle fees and highway use.

Chapter 16: Taxes

Chapter 16 of the Arizona vehicle code is about fuel taxes, registration and license taxes.

If you receive a traffic ticket in Arizona, it is good practice to refer to the Arizona motor vehicle code. You will be able to search the exact language of your violations and also find out if you were really at fault. You may want to hire a lawyer if you plan to fight your traffic ticket. Contact the Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan at 480-900-0384 or 602-900-0384 for a Free Initial Consultation to fight a traffic ticket in Arizona.

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Mr. Sloan has spent the last 14+ years focusing his attention on DUI representation. He has done more than 100 felony trials and has earned numerous favorable results for his clients, including Not Guilty verdicts, dismissal of cases, and beneficial plea agreements.