LITTLE ROCK, AR - Interstate highway motorists needing a nap will have to find somewhere other than the shoulder to get their 40 winks if they're driving in Arkansas. Vehicles are no longer allowed to stop on the shoulders of interstate or controlled-access highways in the state, except during emergencies and breakdowns.
Before this year's Act 997, a driver could park and rest on the shoulder if there was no sign prohibiting it. The new Arkansas law is similar to legislation in other states. Conviction can result in a fine. State highway officials say it's a safety move after several fatal accidents involving big rigs parked on the shoulder.