Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits

Youth (Underage Operators of Noncommercial Motor Vehicles)

Laws addressing blood alcohol concentration limits applicable to drivers of noncommercial automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles who have not reached the legal drinking age of 21 years.

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AL (Alabama)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
AK (Alaska)
1/1/20170.001421Yes1 Citations
AZ (Arizona)
1/1/20170.00021Yes2 Citations
AR (Arkansas)
1/1/20170.02021Yes3 Citations
CA (California)
1/1/20170.01021Yes1 Citations
CO (Colorado)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
CT (Connecticut)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
DE (Delaware)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
DC (District of Columbia)

Section designations in the District of Columbia Code were renumbered in connection with the publication of the D.C. Official Code, 2001 Edition.

1/1/20170.00021Yes4 Citations
FL (Florida)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
GA (Georgia)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
HI (Hawaii)
1/1/20170.02021Yes4 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
IL (Illinois)
1/1/20170.00021Yes1 Citations
IN (Indiana)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
KS (Kansas)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
KY (Kentucky)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
ME (Maine)
1/1/20170.00021Yes1 Citations
MD (Maryland)
1/1/20170.00021Yes2 Citations
MA (Massachusetts)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/20170.00021Yes1 Citations
MN (Minnesota)
1/1/20170.00021Yes2 Citations
MS (Mississippi)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
MO (Missouri)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
MT (Montana)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
NE (Nebraska)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
NV (Nevada)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
NJ (New Jersey)
1/1/20170.01021Yes2 Citations
NM (New Mexico)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
NY (New York)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/20170.00021Yes1 Citations
ND (North Dakota)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
OK (Oklahoma)
1/1/20170.00021Yes2 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/20170.00021Yes1 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/20170.00021Yes1 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
SC (South Carolina)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
SD (South Dakota)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
TN (Tennessee)
1/1/20170.021621Yes2 Citations
TX (Texas)
1/1/20170.00021Yes2 Citations
UT (Utah)
1/1/20170.00021Yes1 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
WA (Washington)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/20170.02021Yes1 Citations
WI (Wisconsin)
1/1/20170.00021Yes2 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/20170.02021Yes2 Citations
US ( United States)

In 1995, Congress passed legislation to withhold a portion of Federal highway funds if a State did not adopt a 0.02 or lower BAC limit for underage drivers. In 1988, Congress offered supplemental grants to States that enacted BAC limits of 0.02 or less for underage drivers. For more information on these provisions, including citations and statutory language, please see Federal Law for this policy topic.

1/1/20170.0000 No Law