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New Distracted Driving Laws Take Effect

(MENA)  Arkansas’ new distracted driving laws went into effect last Thursday.  Act 738 defines the term texting to mean “manually entering alphanumeric text into, or reading text from, an electronic device.”

Part of the new law also sets a minimum fine  of 25 dollars not including court fees.

The new law makes texting and driving in a school zone a primary offense now which means that an officer can pull you over for that reason solely.

Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use a cell phone or hands-free device.

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