Skip to main content

Arkansas Code Title 27. Transportation § 27-51-213. School zones--Posting signs

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

(a)(1) A school zone shall include a distance of three hundred feet (300′) on either side of a school building or school grounds and shall be posted with appropriate signs showing:  “SCHOOL--25 M.P.H. WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT”.

(2) At an appropriate distance before reaching this sign, a school advance sign shall be erected.

(3) A third sign at the end of the school zone shall designate the speed limit the motor vehicle may resume.

(b)(1)(A) It shall be the duty of the Arkansas Department of Transportation, county road department, city street department, or any other agency having the responsibility of maintaining the streets or roadways to erect the signs required by subsection (a) of this section unless a special traffic engineering study for a specific school zone produces other recommendations for that school zone.

(B) The maximum speed limit shall not be increased above the limitation provided in subsection (a) of this section.

(2) Signs shall be maintained and replaced using the same criteria that is used to maintain and replace “STOP” signs and other warning signs.

(3) All signs and signing locations will be in accordance with the regulations contained in the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 27. Transportation § 27-51-213. School zones--Posting signs - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-27-transportation/ar-code-sect-27-51-213.html


FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard