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Welcome to Arkansas! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Arkansas. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
Age restrictions do not apply to a person 16 years of age or older if such person is (A) married, (B) possesses a high school diploma, (C) has successfully completed a General Education Development test, or (D) is enlisted in the United States Military.
It is unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle within this state unless the vehicle is insured with the minimum amount of liability coverage:
All other types of insurance are voluntary unless required by a lienholder.
You must dim your headlights from high to low beam when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling ahead of you.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
The Open Container Law prohibits possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, by any occupant of the vehicle, on any public highway or right of way, whether or not the vehicle is in motion.
Specific fine amounts not listed in state code.
Moving traffic violations when workers are present are subject to two times the original fine.
Signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is only permitted to indicate the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, overtaking, or passing.
Arkansas has no state laws regarding funeral processions.
A 3-foot minimum passing distance is required.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.
When you see any of these vehicles displaying flashing lights while stopped on or adjacent to the roadway:
You must do the following:
Do not follow a fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than 500 feet, or drive into or park within the block where the fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
Provide the following information to any other person involved in the accident, or to any police officer at the scene of the crash: