The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 70, Trucks 65
Urban Interstates: Cars 55, Trucks 55
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 60, Trucks 60
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: No
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Jury Trial Allowed
* Only on appeal to circuit court
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
Motor vehicle accidents which result in damage to the property of any one person in excess of $1000.00 or in bodily injury to or in the death of any one person must be reported within thirty days via an SR-1 form. You can use this web page to file.
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $25,000
All injuries: $50,000
Property Damage: $25,000
Novice Drivers: Hand-held cell phone use prohibited for ages 18-20 using primary enforcement, all cell phone use prohibited for under 18, using secondary enforcement
School Bus Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited, using primary enforcement
All Drivers: Text-messaging prohibited, using primary enforcement
Telephone: 501/682-4661 (Department of Motor Vehicles)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: 911
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This page was last updated: August 2010