2017 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 From Using a Wireless Communications Device While Operating a Motor Vehicle
§ 27-51-1503. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-51-1503 (2017)
  • As used in this subchapter:
    • (1) "Access, read, or post to a social networking site" means using a wireless telecommunications device to interact with a web-based service that allows a person to:
      • (A) Construct a profile within a bounded system;
      • (B) Articulate a list of other members with whom the person shares a connection; and
      • (C) Communicate with other members of the site;
    • (2)
      • (A) "Wireless telecommunications device" means a cellular telephone, a text-messaging device, a personal digital assistant, a stand-alone computer, or a substantially similar wireless device that is readily removable from the vehicle and is used to write, send, or read text or data through manual input.
      • (B) "Wireless telecommunications device" does not include a:
        • (i) Citizens band radio;
        • (ii) Citizens band radio hybrid;
        • (iii) Commercial two-way radio communication device;
        • (iv) Two-way radio transmitter or receiver used by a licensee of the Federal Communications Commission in the Amateur Radio Service; or
        • (v) Hands-free wireless telephone or device; and
    • (3) "Write, send, or read a text-based communication" means using a wireless telecommunications device to manually communicate with a person by using a text-based communication commonly referred to as a text message, instant message, or electronic mail.
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