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    Arkansas Motor Vehicle & Traffic Code

    If you have questions or curiosity about the rules and regulations associated with motor vehicles, driver's licenses, traffic laws, and processes and procedures, or the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), you can take a look at the Arkansas transportation code.

    The code contains the exact language of the law and may prove helpful if you want to better understand a traffic ticket you've received and determine whether or not you stand a chance contesting the ticket in court. The vehicle code can also be a useful resource for learning more about traffic laws in Arkansas so you can avoid committing violations in the future.

    On this page you'll find information about accessing the vehicle code and what you can expect to find in it.

    If you are looking for more information on traffic violation-related topics, please visit our pages on Suspended Driver's Licenses in Arkansas and Driving Records in Arkansas.

    Access the Arkansas Vehicle Code

    The government of Arkansas has posted the Arkansas legal code on their website. There is so much included in the Transportation Title 27 that a search feature is available. To access the Arkansas motor vehicle code, click on the "Search/View the Arkansas Code" link on the Arkansas State Legislature website. You will find all your information under "Title 27 Transportation."

    Unless you are a trained lawyer or exceptionally good at decoding difficult text, you may have trouble with certain sections of the vehicle code. If you are looking for legal advice, you may want to consider contacting an attorney. An attorney may also be helpful if you plan on contesting your traffic ticket in court.

    What You'll Find in the AR Vehicle Code

    The motor vehicle code, Title 27, covers all kinds of transportation topics ranging from highway construction to driver's education.

    Of specific interest to you may be the rules about motor vehicle equipment, for example:

    • Child passenger rules and regulations.
    • Lighting and electrical requirements.
    • Size and load regulations.

    If you have an antique vehicle or a custom built car you may want to read the chapters on equipment safety, inspection, and regulations.

    The code also covers registration and licensing topics. Both motor vehicle and driver services are part of the larger Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. All the policies administered by the DFA originate in Title 27, the transportation code.

    While the motor vehicle code can serve as a great source of knowledge, you may want to contact the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) if you have specific questions about your driver's license or vehicle registration.

    Check Your Arkansas Driver's License Status

    Whenever you need or want to check the status of your AR driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. If it has been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record with the AR Department of Finance and Administration (DFA). This report will also show points against your driver's license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.

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