Nonresident Violator Compact

Assures nonresident motorists receiving citations for minor traffic violations in a party state the same treat¬ment that would be accorded to resident motorists. Pro¬cedures under the compact are reasonable and provide due process protection, but they also make it difficult for the person who violates law to escape from the con¬sequences. The compact is also designed to enhance law enforcement service and deterrence time spent on the highways. This compact was developed through a Council of State Governments project in cooperation with the American Association of Motor Vehicles Ad¬ministrators (AAMVA), the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances, and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. For full text and description, see CSG's 1978 Suggested State Legislation. Consent of Congress is not re¬quired, although implicit consent probably flows from the Federal Highway Safety Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 635).
Category: Motor Vehicles
Interstate Agency: Nonresident Violator Compact Board of Administrators
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Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Arizona A.R.S. Sec. 28-1871 et seq. 1992
Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 27-54-101 1985
Colorado C.R.S. Secs. 24-60-2101 to 24-60-2104 1981
Florida West's F.S.A. Sec. 322.50 1977
Hawaii HRS Sec. 291A-1 1993
Idaho I.C. Secs. 49-2501 1991
Illinois 625 ILCS 5/6-800 et seq. 1984
Iowa I.C.A Sec. 321.513 1981
Kansas K.S.A. 8-1219 et seq. 1982
Kentucky KRS Sec. 186.860 1978
Louisiana LSA-R.S. 32:1441 et seq. 1970
Maine 29-A M.R.S.A. Sec. 2460(3) 1981
Maryland Md. [Transp.] Code Ann. Secs. 12-401 to 12-414 1977
Mississippi Code 1972, Secs. 63-10-1 to 63-10-5 1979
Missouri V.A.M.S. Sec. 544.046 1980
Nebraska R.S.N. Vol. 2A Appendix Sec. 1-119 1981
New Hampshire
New Jersey N.J.S.A. 39:5F-1 et seq. 1983
New Mexico NMSA 1978 Secs. 66-8-137.1 to 66-8-137.4 1981
New York McKinney's Vehicle and Traffic Law, Sec. 517 1965
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio RC 4511, 95-4511.951 1985
Oklahoma 47 Okl.St. Ann. Secs. 789, 790 1985
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas V.T.C.A. Tran. Sec. 703.001 et seq. 1977
Utah U.C.A. 1953, 53-3-701 to 53-3-709 1993
Vermont V.S.A. 23 Sec. 3552 et seq. 1985
Virginia Code of 1950, Secs. 46.2-944 to 46.2-946 1980
Washington RCW 46.23.010 et seq. 1982
West Virginia W. Va. Code, Sec. 17B-1C-1 1972