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 65
Urban Interstates: Cars 55, Trucks 55
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 60, Trucks 60
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
Yes, under the name "trial by affidavit." Contact your court for rules and procedures.
Jury Trial Allowed
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
Accidents involving death, personal injury or property damage exceeding $750 must be reported immediately to the local authorities and within 10 days in writing to the Indiana State Police.
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: $25,000
All injuries: $50,000
Property Damage: $10,000
Uninsured motorist coverage is required
Indiana law requires you to present your insurance card to police officers who pull you over for a safety check or traffic violation.
Novice Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited, and text-messaging prohibited, for ages under 18, using primary enforcement
School Bus Drivers: No special restrictions
All Drivers: No restrictions
Telephone: 317/232-8250 (State Police Operations) or http://www.in.gov/bmv/ (state government page)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: 911
These pages are created and managed by the volunteer efforts of NMA Activists, State Chapter Coordinators and members.
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This page was last updated: August 2010