Driving on Snow and Ice: An Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective

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.

You might think that if you have a wreck while driving on snow or ice, you can’t be sued. After all, the wreck wasn’t your fault, it was the weather’s fault, right?  Well, not exactly.

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.  

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