Beginning July 1, Arkansas’s “Click it or Ticket” law became stronger. Now police can pull you over for not being buckled-up without having committed another traffic offense. Previously, a driver had to have been stopped for a traffic violation before they could be ticketed for not wearing a seat belt. Not wearing a seat belt is now a primary offense in Arkansas.
Adoption of the law makes Arkansas the 27th state in the country to have a primary seat belt law. Authorities fully expect the new law to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in the state. They warn travelers that the law will be strictly enforced.
Remember – when traveling Arkansas’s streets and highways – “Click it or Ticket!!!”