The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 70, Trucks 70
Urban Interstates: Cars 65, Trucks 65
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 65, Trucks 65
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted. Speed limits are absolute--exceeding the speed limit is illegal per se (regardless of whether it was safe under the specific conditions).
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: No
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Jury Trial Allowed
Speeding: If conviction is certain to result in loss of "valuable license," or if the fine is large enough to "connote criminal conduct," then yes. See Baker v. City of Fairbanks, 471 P.2d 386.
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of a person or total property damage to an apparent extent of $2,000 or more shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of the accident to the local police department if the accident occurs within a municipality, otherwise to the Department of Public Safety.
(b) The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of a person or total property damage to an apparent extent of $2,000 or more shall, within 10 days after the accident, forward a written report of the accident to the Department of Administration and to the local police department if the accident occurs within a municipality. A report is not required under this subsection if the accident is investigated by a peace officer.
(c) The form of accident report required under (b) of this section can be obtained from any local police department or the Department of Public Safety. The Department of Administration may require the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident of which a report must be made to file supplemental reports whenever the original report is insufficient in the opinion of that department.
An accident report is not required under this section from a person who is physically incapable of making the report during the period of incapacity.
(Alaska Statute 28.35.080, http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title28/Chapter35/Section080.htm)
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $50,000
All injuries: $100,000
Property Damage: $25,000
Novice Drivers: No special restrictions
School Bus Drivers: No special restrictions
All Drivers: Text-messaging prohibited, through primary enforcement
http://www.dps.state.ak.us/ (Dept. of Public Safety)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: 911 or *273
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This page was last updated: August 2010