Arkansas

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Arkansas. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

Distracted Driving Laws: Arkansas

Hand-Held Ban?

Drivers 18-20 years old. Primary law.

All Cell Phone Ban?

School Bus Drivers

Yes. Primary law.

Novice Drivers

Drivers under 18. Secondary law.

Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Primary law.

*Note: Arkansas also bans the use of hand-held cell phones while driving in a school zone or in a highway construction zone. This law is secondarily enforced. 

Speed and Red Light Cameras: Arkansas

Speed Cameras

Violation/State Law

Prohibited (with narrow exceptions)

Permitted Locations/Criteria

School zones or rail crossings when officer is present and citation issued at time of offense. No current programs.


Red Light Cameras

Violation/State Law

Prohibited (with narrow exceptions)

Permitted Locations/Criteria

School zones or rail crossings when officer is present and citation issued at time or offense. No current programs.

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