Arkansas Code Title 27. Transportation § 27-50-306. Additional penalties on conviction of moving traffic violations

(a) In addition to the penalties provided by law, after the conviction of any person for any moving traffic violation, the sentencing court may in disposition and assessing penalty consider the previous traffic conviction record and impose the following penalties, or combination of penalties:

(1) Suspend the driver's license for any period not to exceed one (1) year;

(2) Suspend the driver's license for any period, not to exceed one (1) year, but grant a conditional permit to drive during the suspension, by imposing conditions and restrictions not to exceed one (1) year defining circumstances under which the violator will be allowed to drive while under suspension;

(3) Require the attendance of the violator at a driver's training school;

(4) Require the violator to retake the driver's test, or furnish proof of adequate sight or hearing necessary for driving, or produce proof of physical or mental capacity and ability to drive;

(5) Require minors to write themes or essays on safe driving;  or

(6) Place a minor under probationary conditions, as determined by the court in its reasonable discretion, designed as a reasonable and suitable preventative and educational safeguard to prevent future traffic violations by the minor.

(b)(1) Unless the offense is otherwise addressed under § 5-4-703 , in addition to any other sentence, the sentencing court shall assess an additional fine of five dollars ($5.00) for reckless driving, § 27-50-308 , or for speeding in excess of twenty miles per hour (20 m.p.h.) over the posted speed limit if the finder of fact determines that the traffic violation was committed while a person under eighteen (18) years of age was a passenger in the motor vehicle.

(2) A fine assessed and collected under this subsection shall be remitted on or before the fifteenth day of the following month to the Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center Fund.


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