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§ 27-51-104 - Careless and prohibited driving.

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27-51-104.Careless and prohibited driving.(a)Itshall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any vehicle insuch a careless manner as to evidence a failure to keep a proper lookoutfor other traffic, vehicular or otherwise, or in such a manner as toevidence a failure to maintain proper control on the publicthoroughfares or private property in the State of Arkansas.(b)Itshall be unlawful for any person to operate or drive any vehicle on thepublic thoroughfares or private property in the State of Arkansas inviolation of the following prohibited acts:(1)Improper or unsafe lane changes on public roadways;(2)Driving onto or across private property to avoid intersections, stop signs, traffic control devices, or traffic lights;(3)Drivingin such a manner, or at such a speed, so as to cause a skidding,spinning, or sliding of tires or a sliding of the vehicle;(4)Drivingtoo close to, or colliding with, parked or stopped vehicles, fixtures,persons, or objects adjacent to the public thoroughfares;(5)Driving a vehicle which has any part thereof, or any object, extended in such fashion as to endanger persons or property;(6)To operate any vehicle in such a manner which would cause a failure to maintain control;(7)Tooperate or drive a vehicle wherein or whereon passengers are located insuch a manner as to be dangerous to the welfare of such passengers; or(8)Tooperate a vehicle in any manner, when the driver is inattentive, andsuch inattention is not reasonable and prudent in maintaining vehicularcontrol.(c)A person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
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  • 27-51-104. Careless and prohibited driving.

    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any vehicle in such a careless manner as to evidence a failure to keep a proper lookout for other traffic, vehicular or otherwise, or in such a manner as to evidence a failure to maintain proper control on the public thoroughfares or private property in the State of Arkansas.

    (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or drive any vehicle on the public thoroughfares or private property in the State of Arkansas in violation of the following prohibited acts:

    (1) Improper or unsafe lane changes on public roadways;

    (2) Driving onto or across private property to avoid intersections, stop signs, traffic control devices, or traffic lights;

    (3) Driving in such a manner, or at such a speed, so as to cause a skidding, spinning, or sliding of tires or a sliding of the vehicle;

    (4) Driving too close to, or colliding with, parked or stopped vehicles, fixtures, persons, or objects adjacent to the public thoroughfares;

    (5) Driving a vehicle which has any part thereof, or any object, extended in such fashion as to endanger persons or property;

    (6) To operate any vehicle in such a manner which would cause a failure to maintain control;

    (7) To operate or drive a vehicle wherein or whereon passengers are located in such a manner as to be dangerous to the welfare of such passengers; or

    (8) To operate a vehicle in any manner, when the driver is inattentive, and such inattention is not reasonable and prudent in maintaining vehicular control.

    (c) A person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

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