Traffic Laws Law and Legal Definition

Traffic laws are the laws which regulate vehicles and other traffic including pedestrians, animals and other conveyances. Traffic laws and regulations vary from place to place. In many countries, the rules of the road are codified, setting out the legal requirements and punishments for breaking them. In the U.S, traffic laws are regulated by the states and municipalities through their respective traffic codes. Most of these are based at least in part on the Uniform Vehicle Code, but there are variations from state to state.

The following is an example of the state statute (nevada) laying down one of the traffic regulation:

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 484.473 states that a driver shall not permit a person, with regard to a motor vehicle being operated on a paved highway, to ride upon or within any portion of the vehicle that is primarily designed or intended for carrying goods or other cargo or that is otherwise not designed or intended for the use of passengers.