2018 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
§ 27-51-1504. Use of wireless telecommunications device when driving

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-51-1504 (2018)
  • (a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, a driver of a motor vehicle shall not operate a motor vehicle while using a wireless telecommunications device to:

    • (A) Write, send, or read a text-based communication; or

    • (B) Access, read, or post to a social networking site.

      • (2) A driver of a motor vehicle is not in violation of subdivision (a)(1) of this section if he or she reads, selects, or enters a telephone number or name in a wireless telecommunications device for the purpose of making a telephone call.

  • (b) A person is exempt from the requirements of this section if he or she is:

    • (1) Performing official duties as a certified law enforcement officer, firefighter, ambulance driver, or emergency medical technician;

    • (2) Operating a motor vehicle while using a wireless telecommunications device to:

      • (A) Report illegal activity;

      • (B) Summon medical or other emergency assistance;

      • (C) Prevent injury to a person or property;

      • (D) Relay information between a transit or for-hire operator dispatcher, if the wireless telecommunications device is permanently affixed to the motor vehicle; or

      • (E) Navigate using a global positioning system; or

    • (3) A physician or healthcare provider using a wireless telecommunications device to communicate with a hospital, health clinic, or the office of the physician, or to provide for the health care or medical emergency of a person.

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