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Missouri Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Missouri -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Public Safety Offenses: Driving while intoxicated (MRS 577.010 to 5770.54)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Operation of motor vehicle without proper license prohibited (MRS 302.020)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (MRS Chapter 303)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Application for registration of motor vehicles, -- penalty for failure to comply (MRS 301.020)
Illegal U-Turn Turns at Intersection (MRS 304.341)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident (MRS 577.060)
Mechanical Violations Vehicle Equipment Regulations (MRS Chapter 307)
Reckless Driving Motorists to exercise highest degree of care (MRS 304.012)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Observance of traffic-control devices (MRS 304.271)
Rules for traffic when controlled by light signals (MRS 304.281)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Seat belts required for passenger cars (MRS 307.178)
Speeding Definitions -- maximum speed limits...-- violations, penalty (MRS 304.010
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Vehicle Equipment Regulations (MRS Chapter 307)

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