Traffic Laws and Learning to Drive

  • Massachusetts Driver's Manual
    Learn safety guidelines and basic driving skills, as well as laws and regulations for driving in Massachusetts. The learner’s permit exam is based on the information this manual.

State Traffic Laws

  • Major Traffic Violations
    See all major traffic violations that apply to driving in Massachusetts.
  • Minor Traffic Violations
    See all minor traffic violations.
  • Safe Driving Law
    The Safe Driving Law restricts cellphone use while driving. Familiarize yourself with Massachusetts requirements.
  • Headlight Law
    Drivers in Massachusetts must turn on their headlights from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise, as well as whenever they need to use their windshield wipers or visibility is less than 500 feet.

Find a Driver's Ed Course

  • Driver's Education
    Locate an RMV-approved driving school near you, including advanced classes and classes for students with disabilities.

Getting or Renewing Your Driver’s License

Renew, Get a Duplicate, or Convert Out-of-State Licenses Online

Change Your Address

  • Address Change
    Change the address listed on your driver’s license, learner’s permit, or state ID.

Get Veteran Designation


Titles, Registration, and Vehicle Safety Checks

Get a Title or Register a Vehicle

Get Special License Plates

Get a Safety Check

  • Massachusetts Vehicle Check
    All vehicles driven on Massachusetts roads must pass an annual safety inspection. Locate an inspection station near you, review basic inspection information, and find vehicle maintenance tips.

Consumer Information

Insurance Information

Fuel and Energy Information

Motor Vehicle Taxes

Sales-Use Tax for Vehicles

Excise Tax for Vehicles

MBTA Information

Public Transportation across Massachusetts

Find a Carpool Program



Motorcycles and Mopeds

Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) and Snowmobiles

Cities and Towns

Find your city or town for information on parking tickets, utilities, “doing business as” certificates, property and vehicle excise tax, and other resources.