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Arkansas Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Arkansas -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving ViolationsDriving While Intoxicated (AR Code Title 5, Ch. 65)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseDriver's license required (AR Code 27-16-602)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceProof to be furnished for each vehicle (AR Code 27-19-711)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationRegistration requirements -- Exception (AR Code 27-14-701)
Illegal U-TurnTurning on curve or crest of grade prohibited (AR Code section 27-51-402)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunAccidents (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 53)
Mechanical ViolationsLighting Regulations (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 36)
Equipment Regulations (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 37)
Reckless DrivingReckless driving (AR Code 27-50-308)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignTraffic-Control Devices (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 52)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsSeat belt use required (AR Code section 27-37-702)
Child Passenger Protection (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 34)
SpeedingSpeed Limits (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 51, Sub-Chapter 2)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsSize and Load Regulations (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 35)
Equipment Regulations (AR Code Title 27, Ch. 37)

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