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Arkansas State Motorcycle Laws

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Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
Yes
Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States
Yes
Daytime Use of Headlight
Daytime use of headlight required by A.C.A. 27-36-204(b). Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Required by law
Handlebar Height
No Restrictions
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting
Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes.
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes
Muffler
No acoustical criteria.
Passenger Age Restriction
Prohibits passengers under age 8.
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger
Periodic Safety Inspection
"Random" - Subject to Law Enforcement Road Side Inspection.
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Not Available
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill Test
Safety Helmet
Required by law for both operators and passengers under the age of 21; Arkansas Code Section 27-10-104
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/15)
Traffic Actuated Signals
Left turn through traffic actuated red light allowed with caution after a complete stop. Arkansas Title 27, Subtitle 4, Chapter 52, Subchapter 2, Uniform System § 27-52-206 - Exception for Motorcycles
Turn Signals
Not Required

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required
Headlight
Required after sunset
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Minimum Operator Age
Under age 12 requires supervision by person age 18 on public lands
Muffler
Required by law
Operator License
Not Required
Registration
Required by law
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet
Not Required
Spark Arrestor
Required by law
Taillight
Required after sunset
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Required by law
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