Traffic violations are criminal acts that violate the rules of driving. Most violations are considered minor infractions. They usually won't have serious consequences. However, some violations, such as driving while under the influence, can be considered major criminal offenses. Also, minor violations can have serious consequences if there are several infractions over a short period of time. These violations can lead to fines, license suspension and even jail time.

Many traffic laws cover actions before getting behind the wheel, such as obtaining a valid driver's license or getting required insurance. Other laws cover actions while driving, such as speeding and turning. There are also laws that cover actions after driving, such as waiting for law enforcement after an accident. Although there may be some subtle differences, most states have similar laws that cover the most common traffic violations.

Description

Statute

Driving while intoxicated

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 577.010

Driving with highest degree of care

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 304.012

Leaving the scene of an accident

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 577.060

Speed limits

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 304.010

Limitations on U-turns

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 304.341

Obedience to traffic-control devices

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 304.271

Seat belt requirement

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 307.178

Liability insurance requirement

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 303.025

Driving without a proper license

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 302.020

Registration requirement

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 301.020

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