What's New

Fully updated: April 2014

There are still just 50 states, so nothing new to add there.

But a lot of state laws have changed - this update brings 'State Lines' up to date with all the latest on cell phone, texting, seat belt, child safety seats, tax rates, drinking laws, smoking bans, default speed limits and more!

If you appreciate these continued free updates to State Lines, we'd love it if you left a review on the App Store! These updates are funded entirely by new app sales... and positive reviews help folks decide if this app is right for them. Thank you! (Oh, and of course.. let your friends know about the app!)

App Description

Because some things change when you cross the line...

** 9/2015 Update Status: This app is definitely due for a content update. However, because the code is so old, an update can no longer be submitted to the app store. We do intend to re-write the app from scratch using newer code techniques.. but this will take time. We hope to find spare time to get it done in the near term. Patience please.. this app is just a side hobby project for us. So.. buyer beware.. the current content is a bit dated (mostly still relevant except perhaps new texting laws & tax rates), and may be that way for a bit. When an update is ready, it'll be a free update. **

Compiled after over 9+ years of full time RV road-tripping across the USA, State Lines is an indispensable traveler’s guide to highly variable state laws and regulations.

Currently State Lines tracks over 55 pieces of travel relevant information for each of the 50 states; including cell phone & texting bans, seat belt & child safety seats, state sales tax exemptions, gas/diesel taxes, bottle deposits, time zones, towing & RV specific laws, rest area overnight parking limits, state park camping entrance fees, default speed limits, radar detectors, highway emergency #s, alcohol sales laws & taxes, smoking bans, open container laws, pet leash laws, bicycle helmet laws, motorcycle laws (helmet, lights, eye protection & lane sharing), left turns on red, u-turns, keep right and more.

State Lines is location aware, so it can automatically show you information about nearby states. The entire State Lines database is integrated into the application, so State Lines works when you are out of cellular or WiFi coverage.

When you visit a new state, have you ever wondered:

What restraints for my kids are required in this state?
Is the sales tax lower over the next state line?
Is the fuel tax cheaper here?
Can I buy beer in the grocery stores?
Can I overnight in rest areas?
Is smoking allowed in restaurants?
Are radar detectors legal?
Can I make a left turn on red?
Are helmets & eye protection required?

State Lines is an essential application for anyone traveling around the United States - whether by RV, car, train, bike, plane, or boat. No matter how you travel, if you’re frequently crossing state lines, you need State Lines.

State Lines is a growing project - by travelers for travelers - and we welcome feedback on ideas for other useful state specific information to include in future versions. Please let us know what else you would like us to track!

****** NOTES *******

State Lines is intended to provide an at-a-glance summarized guide to rules and regulations, and it is not an exhaustive legal reference. While every effort has been made to provide quality up to date data, no warranty for accuracy of data is expressed or implied. State Lines assumes no responsibility for how you utilize the data. Keep in mind, local regulations can often override state level rules (so while a state may not have a cell phone ban, a city may - which will not be reflected in State Lines), and laws frequently change. Always verify with the proper authorities before assuming anything.

Gun Laws: Please note, State Lines has not included this feature in a long time. We recommend apps like 'Legal Heat' - which is updated by the experts on this very complex topic.

We will be keeping State Lines up to date by doing periodic updates to our research - usually twice a year. This is a time consuming manual research process, and we appreciate your patience and understanding that State Lines may be a few months behind new law changes. You can help tho - if you do discover any out-of-date information in State Lines, please contact us at [email protected] Thanks!

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 1.4
  • November 24, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • December 01, 2011 New version 1.5
  • June 16, 2012 New version 1.6
  • July 04, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 23, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • February 01, 2013 New version 2013.1
  • February 10, 2013 New version 2013.2
  • July 22, 2013 New version 2013.7
  • April 04, 2014 New version 2014.4
  • April 22, 2014 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99

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