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Driving Defensively
Defensive driving means more than simply being a safe driver. When you practice defensive driving, you are always trying to keep one step ahead of the action on the road by anticipating what may happen next, looking for possible trouble, and having a plan in place to deal with whatever may happen.
Your Arkansas License
In the State of Arkansas, driving is considered a privilege that must be earned. You can lose your driving privileges for a number of infractions and matters as varied as failure to pay child support, addiction to drugs or alcohol, failure to pay traffic violation fines, and even racing on the highway.
County Matters
Regardless of where you live, you must follow the rules and laws of the county where the citation was received. Select the county from the list above.

Know the Facts

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You can lose your privilege to drive by receiving too many points on your license within a certain amount of time. Traffic violations carry points for each offense. While most moving violations are 3 points, more serious offenses carry more. Click on the topics below to view the details.


  Traffic Violations & Points Assessed     Accumulation of Points and Suspensions  
  Moving Violations
  14-17 points within 12 months
3 month suspension
  Failure to obey a traffic signal
  18-23 points within 18 months
6 month suspension
  Reckless driving
  24 or more points within 36 months
1 year suspension
  Speeding 0-10 mph over the posted speed.


If you receive a ticket for a non-criminal moving violation, and you do not hold a commercial driver license, you may elect to attend a basic driver improvement course in lieu of points on your driving record. In some cases, you may choose to attend a basic driver improvement course to receive insurance discounts.

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