2018 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 (2018)
  • 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violation where the driver's privilege to operate a motor vehicle has by court order or by administrative action been withdrawn or any violation in which a driver has been found guilty of: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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