2010 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 4 - Motor Vehicular Traffic
Chapter 51 - Operation Of Vehicles -- Rules Of The Road
Subchapter 15 - Paul's Law: To Prohibit Drivers of Motor Vehicles from Using Handheld Wireless Telephones to Engage in Text Messaging
§ 27-51-1503 - Definitions.

27-51-1503. Definitions.

As used in this subchapter:

(1) (A) "Handheld wireless telephone" means a wireless interactive communication device with which a user can engage in a text-based communication using at least one (1) hand or by reading a text-based communication.

(B) "Handheld wireless telephone" does not include a:

(i) Hands-free wireless telephone or device;

(ii) Citizens band radio; or

(iii) Citizens band radio hybrid;

(2) (A) "Hands-free wireless telephone or device" means a wireless telephone or other wireless communication device that allows a user to engage in text-based communication without the use of either hand with an:

(i) Internal feature or function; or

(ii) Attachment or additional device.

(B) A hands-free wireless telephone or device may be a permanent or temporary part of the wireless telephone or other wireless communication device.

(C) A hands-free wireless telephone or device may require the use of either hand to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of the wireless telephone or other communication device; and

(3) "Wireless interactive communication" means typing, text messaging, emailing, or accessing information on the Internet with a handheld wireless telephone.

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