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Another 2009 law sets a minimum fine for texting & driving. Johnson) House Bill 1182: Would make use of a handheld cell phone in an active school zone subject to primary enforcement. The plan would have allowed police to stop and cite violators (primary enforcement) and came with fines from to 0. Jana Della Rosa said she voted against the cell phone bill because, “I can tell you the folks in my district would not look kindly upon saying you’re not allowed to communicate with anyone when you’re in your car anymore.” The legislation would have allowed hands-free operation of cell phones, however. First-time violators get a warning; fines thereafter. Revived again (March 16) but died April 27 as the Transportation Committee adjourned. Fred Allen, D-Little Rock, introduced the bill in the House after failing to get approval for his similar HB 1049. Fred Allen, D-Little Rock, later noted that the bill called for secondary enforcement, so drivers stuck in a school pickup line would have to commit another offense in order to be cited.Fines for texting & driving were increased to 0 and then 0 under legislation approved by the General Assembly in 2017. Will Bond’s SB 347 also modernized the existing texting law’s language to include social media use. 2014 distracted driving news The first meeting of the Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement Group resulted in a late September crackdown on texting and driving. (Taylor) House Bill 1049: Would prohibit drivers from using handheld cell phones in school zones while children are present. Rejected by the House in a tight 46-47 vote on Jan. (Allen) 2011 distracted driving notes: SB 154’s sponsor was Sen. Just before the House rejected the HB 1049 plan to outlaw handheld cell phone use in school zones, opponents argued that the ban would inconvenience parents. Police are “not going to pull you over just for talking on your cell phone,” Allen told reporters. Allen says HB 1049 is “really a prevention bill.” (Allen co-sponsored HB 1013, below). Taylor said he was puzzled by the House’s rejection of Allen’s school zone plan. 25, 2010, that he knew going in that the draft legislation wouldn’t succeed, but he wanted to raise the issue. The city of Rogers already bans cell phones and text messaging in its school zones, with primary enforcement. Ray Kidd, D-Jonesboro, bans text messaging by all drivers.Arkansas State Police started tracking cell phone roles in accidents in 2007.), incest is criminalized between consenting adults. Approved by the Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee on Feb. (Clark) 2017 distracted driving legislation Senate Bill 374: Would increase penalties for texting & driving up to 0 (first offense) then 0. 2015 distracted driving legislation House Bill 1373: Would bar all motorists from using handheld communications devices such as smartphones.
A law prohibiting use of handheld cell phones in school zones and highway work zones took effect Oct. Current prohibitions: Distracted driving legislation (2019) SB 534: Would make minor adjustments to texting & driving law to align with federal guidelines. 2011 legislation Senate Bill 154 (Act 37): Would outlaw use of handheld cell phones by drivers who are in a school zone or are passing by school buildings during school hours when children are present (outside). Under the proposed law, drivers 18 to 20 years old must use hands-free accessories when making calls and cannot engage in “interactive communication” via electronic devices (text messaging and typing). Hendren, would require drivers to use hands-free accessories while using cell phones. Cell phone, text messaging legislation notes (pre-2010): The number of tickets written under the new texting while driving ban appears to be relatively small, according to Arkansas media reports.Please select a topic from the list below to get started.The mission of ASBD is to maintain a legal and regulatory structure for Arkansas's financial industry. (Bond) SB 145: Adds “engaging in wireless interactive communication” to elements of negligent homicide — texting, typing, accessing Internet on cell phone. “It’s just a difficult area,” he told the Democrat-Gazette after filing a pair of distracted driving bills that would toughen penalties for texting & driving (above). Will Bond says Arkansas isn’t ready for a handheld cell phone ban.