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Open Containers of Alcohol in Motor Vehicles

Laws that prohibit open containers of alcoholic beverages in the passenger compartments of non-commercial motor vehicles.

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AKNo Change
AL          
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                      
AR                                                                              
  • Jurisdiction: Arkansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2017
  • Change: Federally compliant open container law adopted
  • Details
  
AZ          
  • Jurisdiction: Arizona
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/18/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                      
CANo Change
CO                              
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2005
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                  
CTNo Change
DCNo Change
DENo Change
FL           
  • Jurisdiction: Florida
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2000
  • Change: Other change
  • Details
                                                                     
GA              
  • Jurisdiction: Georgia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2001
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
                                                                  
HI         
  • Jurisdiction: Hawaii
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/27/2000
  • Change: Other change
  • Details
                                                                       
IA      
  • Jurisdiction: Iowa
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1999
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                          
ID          
  • Jurisdiction: Idaho
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2000
  • Change: Other change
  • Details
                                                                      
ILNo Change
IN                              
  • Jurisdiction: Indiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2005
  • Change: Other change
  • Details
                                                  
KSNo Change
KY           
  • Jurisdiction: Kentucky
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                     
LA         
  • Jurisdiction: Louisiana
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/6/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                       
MA           
  • Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/10/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                     
MD                  
  • Jurisdiction: Maryland
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/30/2002
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                              
ME      
  • Jurisdiction: Maine
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/18/1999
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                          
MINo Change
MNNo Change
MONo Change
MSNo Change
MT                               
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2005
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                 
NC          
  • Jurisdiction: North Carolina
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/1/2000
  • Change: Other change
  • Details
                                                                      
NDNo Change
NE      
  • Jurisdiction: Nebraska
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/28/1999
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                          
NHNo Change
NJ          
  • Jurisdiction: New Jersey
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/14/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                      
NM             
  • Jurisdiction: New Mexico
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/15/2001
  • Change: Other change
  • Details
                                                                   
NVNo Change
NY          
  • Jurisdiction: New York
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/10/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                      
OHNo Change
OKNo Change
ORNo Change
PA          
  • Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/1/2000
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                      
RI      
  • Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/2/1999
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                          
SCNo Change
SD      
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1999
  • Change: Other change
  • Details
                                                                          
TNNo Change
TX              
  • Jurisdiction: Texas
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/1/2001
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                                  
UTNo Change
VANo Change
VT                 
  • Jurisdiction: Vermont
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/21/2002
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                                                               
WANo Change
WINo Change
WV                                                                     
  • Jurisdiction: West Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/10/2015
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
           
WY              
  • Jurisdiction: Wyoming
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2001
  • Change: Open container law adopted
  • Details
                       
  • Jurisdiction: Wyoming
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2007
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
                                          
USNo Change