Vehicle Code in Missouri
Missouri Motor Vehicle and Traffic Code
For specific information spelled out in the language of the law about topics like driver's licensing procedures, vehicle regulations, and traffic violations, the Missouri motor vehicle code is the place to turn.
Whatever your reason for accessing the vehicle code, you'll be able to expand your knowledge on everything from the vehicle registration and titling process, to exemptions to certain driver's licensing regulations.
Additionally, you can use the Missouri motor vehicle code if you've recently received a traffic citation and want to learn whether or not you have any chance at fighting the ticket. However, you should consider contacting a lawyer for specific legal advice or assistance.
On this page you'll find information about how to access the Missouri vehicle code, some quick links to relevant chapters, and some links to other related topics.
Have you ever wondered how the laws that govern your state were created? You can find a complete list of Missouri's state laws and regulations on the Missouri General Assembly website.
Title XIX of Missouri's revised statutes, also known as the state's vehicle code, covers regulations relating to driver's licenses, vehicle registration procedures, and rules of the road for Missouri motorists. The vehicle code is divided into the following sections:
- Chapter 300: Model Traffic Ordinance
- Chapter 301: Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles
- Chapter 302: Drivers' and Commercial Drivers' Licenses
- Chapter 303: Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law
- Chapter 304: Traffic Regulations
- Chapter 305: Aircraft and Airports
- Chapter 306: Watercraft Regulation and Licensing
- Chapter 307: Vehicle Equipment Regulations
While most of the information contained in Missouri's vehicle code is summarized in the state's driver handbook or on the Missouri Department of Revenue website website, there are several situations in which drivers might want to refer to the full text of the code. For example:
- You received a traffic ticket, but you don't believe you are guilty of the offense.
- Your MO driver's license was suspended and you plan to appeal the decision.
- You were involved in a motor vehicle accident and plan to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- You're a new state resident who is curious about the difference between Missouri laws and the regulations of your home state.
Whenever you need or want to check the status of your Missouri driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what the Missouri DOR have on record. This report will also show points against your driver's license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.
For more information on some topics related to traffic violations and the vehicle code, please visit our pages on the following topics:
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