Current through Act 256 of the 2023 Regular Session.
Section 27-51-1606 - Restrictions in highway work zones - Definitions(a) Except as provided under subsection (b) of this section, a driver of a motor vehicle shall not use a wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone when a highway worker is present.(b) A driver of a motor vehicle who is in a highway work zone when a highway worker is present may use a wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle only in an emergency.(c) This section does not apply to a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his or her official duties.(d) As used in this section:(1) "Highway work zone" means any area upon or adjacent to a highway, road, or street of this state where construction, reconstruction, maintenance, or any other type of work is being performed or is in progress; and(2) "Highway worker" means an employee of any of the following who is present in a highway work zone: (A) The Arkansas Department of Transportation;(D) A contractor or subcontractor of the State Highway Commission or of a county or municipality that is performing duties related to the highway work zone.Amended by Act 2019, No. 738,§ 7, eff. 7/24/2019.