2019 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 3 - Motor Vehicles and Their Equipment
Chapter 37 - Equipment Regulations
Subchapter 7 - Mandatory Seat Belt Use
§ 27-37-702. Seat Belt Use Required - Applicability of Subchapter

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-37-702 (2019)
  • (a) Each driver and front seat passenger in any motor vehicle operated on a street or highway in this state shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt properly secured to the vehicle.

  • (b) This subchapter shall not apply to the following:

    • (1) Passenger automobiles manufactured before July 1, 1968, and all other motor vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1972;

    • (2) Passengers and drivers with a physical disability that contraindicates the use of a seat belt, and which condition is certified by a physician who states the nature of the disability as well as the reason the use of a seat belt is inappropriate;

    • (3) Children who require protection and are properly restrained under the Child Passenger Protection Act, § 27-34-101 et seq.; and

    • (4) Drivers who are rural letter carriers of the United States Postal Service while performing their duties as rural letter carriers.

  • (c) Except as provided in subdivision (b)(4) of this section, each driver or passenger who is seated in a wheelchair in a motor vehicle shall:

    • (1) Wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt properly secured to the wheelchair; and

    • (2) Have the wheelchair properly secured in the motor vehicle.

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