23 CFR 1270.4 - Compliance criteria.

§ 1270.4 Compliance criteria.
(a) To avoid the transfer of funds as specified in § 1270.6 of this part, a State must enact and enforce a law that prohibits the possession of any open alcoholic beverage container, and the consumption of any alcoholic beverage, in the passenger area of any motor vehicle (including possession or consumption by the driver of the vehicle) located on a public highway, or the right-of-way of a public highway, in the State.
(b) The law must apply to:
(1) The possession of any open alcoholic beverage container and the consumption of any alcoholic beverage;
(2) The passenger area of any motor vehicle;
(3) All alcoholic beverages;
(4) All occupants of a motor vehicle; and (5) All motor vehicles located a public highway or the right-of-way of a public highway.
(c) The law must provide for primary enforcement.
(d) Exceptions.
(1) If a State has in effect a law that makes unlawful the possession of any open alcoholic beverage container and the consumption of any alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, but permits the possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a locked glove compartment, or behind the last upright seat or in an area not normally occupied by the driver or a passenger in a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk, the State shall be deemed to have in effect a law that applies to the passenger area of any vehicle, as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section.
(2) If a State has in effect a law that makes unlawful the possession of any open alcoholic beverage container or the consumption of any alcoholic beverage by the driver (but not by a passenger) in the passenger area of a motor vehicle designed, maintained, or used primarily for the transportation of persons for compensation, or in the living quarters of a house coach or house trailer, the State shall be deemed to have in effect a law that applies to all occupants of a motor vehicle, as provided in paragraph (b)(4) of this section.

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