2017 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 2 - Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing
Chapter 16 - Driver's Licenses Generally
Subchapter 4 - Office of Driver Services
§ 27-16-401. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-16-401 (2017)
  • As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) "Commissioner" means the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration acting in his or her capacity as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of this state;
    • (2) "Director" means the Director of the Office of Driver Services;
    • (3) "Driver" means the same as provided in § 27-16-204;
    • (4) Serious accident means:
      • (A) A reportable accident in which the driver is found at fault; and
      • (B) The accident is placed on the driver's records by the Office of Driver Services; and
    • (5) "Serious traffic violation" means any violation where the driver's privilege to operate a motor vehicle has by court order or by administrative action been withdrawn or any violation in which a driver has been found guilty of:
      • (A) Any alcohol-related moving traffic violation;
      • (B) Any seat belt violation;
      • (C) Any commercial motor vehicle violation;
      • (D) Driving fifteen (15) or more miles per hour over the speed limit;
      • (E) Reckless driving;
      • (F) Negligent homicide;
      • (G) Using a vehicle to commit a felony;
      • (H) Failure to carry liability insurance;
      • (I) Leaving the scene of an accident;
      • (J) Evading arrest;
      • (K) Fleeing by use of an automobile;
      • (L) Unsafe driving;
      • (M) Hazardous driving;
      • (N) Prohibited passing;
      • (O) Passing stopped school bus;
      • (P) Careless or negligent driving;
      • (Q) Failure to obey a traffic signal or device;
      • (R) Failure to obey a railroad crossing barrier;
      • (S) Racing on a highway;
      • (T) Driving with a suspended, revoked, or cancelled license; or
      • (U) Driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
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