Arkansas Teen Driving Laws, Insurance Requirements & Drivers License
Arkansas law offers an incremental licensing program for teen drivers. Any driver between the ages of 14 and 18 can be issued a drivers license under Arkansas’s Graduated Licensing Law.
Arkansas’s Cell Phone-Use & Texting-While-Driving Laws
Arkansas’s distracted driving laws prohibit all motorists from text messaging while driving. The restrictions on using a cellphone while driving depend on the age of the driver and where the motorist is driving.
Arkansas's Speeding Laws and Penalties
Arkansas has two types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law” and “absolute limits.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of a speeding violation.
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in Arkansas
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Arkansas, you’ll likely face fines and demerit points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Arkansas Law on Passengers and Pets in Pickup Trucks
What is the law in Arkansas regarding passengers in your pickup cargo bed? Arkansas is one of a majority of states that has restrictions on passengers in the cargo bed of a pickup truck. For the most part, these laws are intended to protect younger passengers.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in Arkansas
What does it mean to drive without a license in Arkansas? Driving without a license can refer to three scenarios: You don't have your license in your possession, you never had a valid license, and you get caught driving after your license was suspended or revoked.
Arkansas’s Traffic Violation Point System
Arkansas uses a point system to identify problem drivers. Under that system each point serves as a demerit, and the more you get, the more likely it is that you will have your license suspended or even revoked for good.
Arkansas’s Commercial Driver’s License Laws
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Arkansas requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
Arkansas’s Car Seat and Seatbelt Laws
Until a child reaches either six years old or at least 60 pounds, he or she must be restrained in a federally approved child passenger safety seat. The seat must be properly installed and used per manufacturer recommendations.