Be careful out there! Just because there’s ice on the roads doesn’t mean you’re off the hook if you plow into someone while you’re driving.
Arkansas Law requires a driver to drive at a reasonable and prudent speed “under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.” Ark. Code Ann. § 27-51-201(a)(1). Basically, what that means is that if you’re driving on snow or ice, you’d better drive slow enough that you don’t run into someone.
There have been cases in Arkansas that have addressed this issue. In one Arkansas case, the jury found that the driver was driving too fast when he was driving 30 MPH on a road that was glazed with ice. In that case, there was testimony that a reasonable speed on that road with that amount of ice was 15 MPH.
If you have been injured in an auto accident in Arkansas, you should have your case evaluated by a personal injury attorney who is experienced at handling personal injury claims in Arkansas. Our attorneys represent clients from all over Arkansas.