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With Fourth of July in front of us, these are the Arkansas fireworks regulations how to properly use them

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas – Fourth of July and the holiday weekend is just ahead of us, and the Arkansas State Police is reaching to the public to make sure everyone is aware of Arkansas fireworks law and regulations.

First of all, they ask everyone to use the fireworks properly and safely. Fireworks are fun and entertaining, but they are meanwhile very dangerous and can seriously harm one if not used properly.

Furthermore, their special request to parents is to always teach their children about how fireworks work and use them safely.

Arkansas’s 20-22-713 – Fireworks -Place of explosion or ignition laws are as follows:

(a) It shall be unlawful to explode or ignite fireworks within six hundred feet (600′) of any church, hospital, asylum, public school, or within two hundred feet (200′) of where fireworks are stored, sold, or offered for sale.

(b) No person shall ignite or discharge any permissible articles of fireworks within, or throw the fireworks from, a motor vehicle while therein, nor shall any person place or throw any ignited article of fireworks into or at a motor vehicle or at or near any person or group of people.

Here are some tips on firework safety:

  • Parents and caretakers should always closely supervise teens if they are using fireworks.
  • Parents should not allow young children to handle fireworks.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Do not hold a firework in your hand unless specifically stated in the caution label.
  • Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
  • Only light one firework at a time.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Used fireworks should be soaked with water and placed in a nonflammable trash can outside; several feet away from a house, garage, deck area or anything else flammable.
  • Do not use homemade fireworks, professional fireworks or illegal explosives; they can kill you!

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