If you drive a motor vehicle, boat or ATV, you are subject to following the Missouri Statutes for Traffic Law. These laws cover all behavior of the driver, passengers and the condition of the vehicle. There are several jurisdictions which may issue tickets including State Highway Patrol, County Sheriff Departments, and Local Municipalities Police Departments.
Missouri and Kansas City Traffic Law
Some of the most common offenses include:
- Seat Belt Laws
- Child Safety Laws
- Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
- Driving too slow
- Vehicle lights inoperable
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Careless and Imprudent Driving
The list goes on and on. Some of the infractions are minor, some can be quite serious and result in prison time.
Each offense carries a number of points, which count against your license. Too many tickets can result in the loss of your driver’s license.
- If you accumulate 4 or more points in a 12-month period, the Driver Licensing Division will send you a warning letter stating that you are in danger of losing your driving privileges.
- If you accumulate 8 or more points in an 18-month period, your driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days. If you’ve previously had your license suspended for accumulating too many points, you’ll lose your driving privileges for 60 days on the 2nd suspension and 90 days on any subsequent suspensions.
- If you accumulate 12 or more points in 12 months, 18 or more points in 24 months, or 24 or more points in 36 months, your Missouri driver’s license will be revoked for 1 year.
If you are ticketed for an infraction, depending on the seriousness of the offense or the frequency with which you receive tickets, you may want to contact an attorney. Proactive action in having tickets reduced or removed will help you retain your driver’s license and a clean driving record.
The Quitmeier Law Firm handles all types of driving offenses quickly and inexpensivly. Contact us as soon as you receive your ticket so we may provide the best options to help you.