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Across the Natural State, there are 204,051 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.

Car Insurance Laws

Minimum insurance requirements in Arkansas

In Arkansas, the minimum coverage requirement is liability with limits of:
  • Bodily Injury $25,000 per person
  • Bodily Injury $50,000 per accident
  • Property Damage $25,000 per accident
Optional coverage in Arkansas (varies by carrier):
  • Comprehensive
  • Collision
  • Loan/Lease Payoff
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • Rental Car Reimbursement
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury
  • Uninsured Motorist Property Damage

Liability coverage is legally required in Arkansas and pays for injury and lost wages that you cause to another driver or their passengers as well as damage to the other driver’s vehicle in the event that you are considered “at fault” in an accident. The coverage limits are determined by each individual state and normally split into three categories. In Arkansas, the minimum is listed as 25/50/25 and explained below:

$25,000 bodily injury coverage per person. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for a single person that you injure in an auto accident.

$50,000 bodily injury coverage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for all injuries that you cause in an accident if more than one person is hurt.

$25,000 property damage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for damage that you cause in an accident.

These numbers reflect the minimum limits required in Arkansas but higher coverage amounts are available with most companies.

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Car Insurance FAQs

Are digital insurance cards accepted in Arkansas?


What does this mean for you?

If you happen to find yourself pulled over by a police officer in Arkansas you won't have to rifle through your glovebox wondering if you remembered to replace that expired insurance card last month. Instead, you can provide proof of coverage with your smartphone.

Do I need uninsured motorist coverage in Arkansas?

Uninsured Drivers in Arkansas




Did you know?

Uninsured motorist coverage protects you from damage caused by other drivers without insurance and hit-and-runs.

How much does car insurance cost in Arkansas cities?

Rank City Avg. Annual Premium
1 Little Rock $1,518
2 El Dorado $1,512
3 Hot Springs $1,487
4 Texarkana $1,477
5 Pine Bluff $1,459
6 West Memphis $1,448
7 North Little Rock $1,443
8 Bryant $1,443
9 Benton $1,430
10 Maumelle $1,424
11 Cabot $1,411
12 Jacksonville $1,407
13 Sherwood $1,405
14 Jonesboro $1,396
15 Searcy $1,381
16 Paragould $1,371
17 Conway $1,339
18 Russellville $1,329
19 Van Buren $1,321
20 Fayetteville $1,290
21 Fort Smith $1,290
22 Springdale $1,288
23 Bentonville $1,264
24 Bella Vista $1,261
25 Rogers $1,256

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Driving Laws

Arkansas Texting and Driving Laws

  1. Ban on hand-held cell phones for drivers 18 - 20 years old
  2. Ban on hand-held cell phones while driving in a school zone or in a highway construction zone
  3. Ban on all cell phones for school bus drivers and novice drivers <18 years old
  4. Ban on text messaging for all drivers
Alcohol Related Fatalities


Per Year in Arkansas
Annual DUI Arrests
US Average
DUI Legal Limit


Blood Alcohol Content
Average DUI Cost


Nationally, For First Offenders
What does this mean for you?

Driving with a blood alcohol content higher than the number above will put you at risk of being arrested for driving under the influence. If arrested you’ll face harsh consequences and may face varying degrees of jail time, fines, driver’s license suspensions, and reinstatement requirements.

If convicted of a DUI, you can expect the financial obligations to extend beyond the DUI ticket to court costs, attorney fees, higher insurance rates, and potentially the installation of a Ignition Interlock Device to serve as a breathalyzer test each time you start your vehicle.
Cheap Car Insurance

It's cheap to get car insurance in Arkansas!

Whoa! Arkansas is one of the cheapest states for car insurance. Let's see how much you'll save!
At The Zebra we're all about helping you save money on car insurance. Since Arkansas might have cheaper premiums that makes our job a breeze! It's easy to get started—we just need some basic information.
What's the cheapest car insurance in Arkansas?
Rank Company Name Avg. Annual Premium
1 USAA $1,001
2 Auto Club $1,025
3 Travelers $1,115
4 Southern Farm Bureau $1,201
5 State Farm $1,236
6 Columbia Insurance $1,285
7 Safeco $1,291
8 Farmers $1,316
9 Cameron Mutual $1,342
10 State Auto $1,363
11 Auto-Owners $1,401
12 Shelter $1,506
13 Progressive $1,594
14 GEICO $1,852
15 Nationwide $2,113
16 Liberty Mutual $2,164
17 MetLife $2,417
18 ALFA $2,555
19 Allstate $2,591
20 Home State $2,638
21 Sentry $2,664
22 Hanover $2,989
23 InsureMax $3,520
24 United Automobile $3,631
25 Cameron Insurance N/A
26 Columbia Insurance N/A

Arkansas Tour Guide Scholarship

At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Arkansas area, while also getting an insider view of the Natural State.

Click here to learn more.


So, Arkansas students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that’s great! But there are no limits to what we’re looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.

Please Note:

  • This is not a traditional video essay. We do not want an extended selfie of your face (as lovely as it is) speaking to the camera. Make sure your video includes creative visual elements.
  • The length of the road trip to your feature destination is inconsequential. So if you have an awesome spot in mind that’s just two miles from home, we want to see it.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.

How to Apply:
  • Entrants should create an original two to five minute video. Each video submission must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, and should be submitted by email to
  • With your submission, please include your name, address, and phone number.
  • Selected winner(s) will be awarded a check for $1,000.
  • Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm CST on December 31, 2016.
  • Winner(s) will be selected and notified by e-mail by January 15, 2017.
  • Submissions will be judged by The Zebra and the winner will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation.
  • Upon notification, winner(s) must also supply a current proof of enrollment at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.

Fine Print

  • By participating, entrants represent that the video submitted is their sole and original work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. In other words, no copyrighted music or images may be used.
  • Employees of The Zebra and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
  • Written credits for any technical or talent positions (e.g., editor, director, actors) should be included with your submission, along with any sources used to create the video.