Arkansas Auto Driving Laws
Keeping Your Arkansas Driver License
In order to keep your driver license, you must drive safely at all times.
Under Arkansas driving law, you can lose your license for:
- Being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Refusing a request by a law enforcement officer to be tested for alcohol or
- Leaving the scene of an accident in which you are involved without
- Failing to notify the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) of a
reportable accident in which you are involved.
- Giving false information when you apply for a driver license.
- Failing to show proof of financial responsibility or failing to settle a
financial judgment made against you for damages resulting from a motor vehicle
- Attempting to change the information on your license or using another
person's license when attempting to purchase an alcoholic beverage.
- Failing to appear for re-examination when requested to do so by the Office
of Driver Services.
- Using a motor vehicle to commit a felony or causing the death of someone in
a motor vehicle accident.
- Accumulating excessive points against your driving record.
- Allowing another person to use your driver license.
Under Arkansas driving law, failure to disclose any information about a
previous driver license or presenting any false information or altered documents
can result in loss of future driving privileges and/or arrest for fraudulent
Under Arkansas driving law, how many points do I have to have on my driving
record before my license is suspended?
In accordance with Arkansas Traffic Laws, the Arkansas Administrative Point
System is used to identify problem drivers. Under Arkansas driving law, points
are assigned for various traffic violations ranging from:
- failure to obey a traffic signal (3 points)
- reckless driving (8 points)
- speeding 0-10 (3 points)
A computer program searches all the driver records weekly and identifies the
records which have fallen within a preset range for various sanctions. For
- 10-13 points - a warning letter is issued telling the driver to be careful.
- 14 or more points - a notice is sent to the licensee advising them of a
proposed suspension action and advising them that they may have a hearing to
discuss the proposed action.
- Persons with 14 to 17 points may be suspended for three months.
- Persons with 18 to 23 points may be suspended for six months.
- Persons with 24 or more points may be suspended for one year.
In accordance with Arkansas driving law, if the driver requests a hearing
they are subject to the Hearing Officer's discretion, which ranges from no
action, probation, restriction or suspension.
If no hearing is requested, then under Arkansas driving law the suspension
period noted in the notice goes into effect.
For More Information
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department