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    If you have received a traffic ticket in Missouri, then a Missouri State Approved Traffic School is a great way to dismiss your traffic ticket and lose the points from your driving records. I Drive Safely is a good choice for Missouri traffic school online.

    The successful completion of a course from one of the approved traffic schools may prevent violations from damaging your driving record. While in many cases a course just might get a traffic ticket dismissed, attending traffic school can also enhance your driving knowledge and skill level, and it may increase your overall safety awareness so that you, your family, and other drivers can be safer on the roads.

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    Missouri Traffic Tickets

    In Missouri, receiving a traffic ticket can be more costly than you may think. Not only will you have to pay the fine, but you may even have to pay court costs, and your car insurance rates will likely increase.

    Make sure you read your citation thoroughly and make sure you submit your payment by the deadline date or go to court at your scheduled appearance time. Failure to do so can result in further penalties.

    Pay Your MO Traffic Ticket

    To pay your traffic ticket, you have a few options— online, by mail, or in person.

    To pay your fine online, visit the Missouri Fine Collection Center website. You will need:

    • Your citation number (found on your ticket).
    • Payment for the total amount due PLUS the online processing fee. Payment must be made by VISA or MasterCard. 

    If you are unable to submit your payment online, you can also pay by mailing or taking your payment in person to:

    Missouri Fine Collection Center
    P.O. Box 104540
    Jefferson City, MO 65110

    Payments by mail must be made by check or money order. Payments in person must be made in cash, or by check or money order.

    Traffic Tickets on Your Driving Record

    Once you receive a traffic ticket in Missouri, it will show up on your driving record, unless you are found "not guilty" by a court. Depending on your specific circumstances, your offense will remain on your record for at least 3 years from the date of your conviction.

    You can check your driving record to make sure it's accurate, as a bad record can affect your insurance rates and even employment opportunities.

    For more information, visit our Drivings Records in Missouri page.

    Remove a Ticket from Your Record

    If eligible, you can request for an old traffic ticket to be taken off your driving record. You will need to provide your Missouri driver's license number or Social Security number (SSN) to the MO Department of Revenue (DOR) either:

    You can also submit a written request to:

    Missouri Department of Revenue
    301 West High Street - Room 470
    P.O. Box 200
    Jefferson City, MO 65105

    Driving Record Points in Missouri

    When you receive a traffic ticket, chances are you'll have points added to your driving record. When your points accumulate, you risk your MO driver's license being suspended or revoked.

    The Missouri DOR website has a complete list of all traffic violations and their associated points.

    Depending on your situation, completing a driver improvement program (DIP) or defensive driving course in Missouri may reduce the number of points that get added to your driving record. For more information, visit our Defensive Driving in Missouri page.

    To check how many points you have on your driving record:

    For more information, visit our Driving Records in Missouri page.

    Insurance Rate Increases

    Your auto insurance rate is likely to increase after you receive a traffic ticket in Missouri. This is because insurance agents assess your premium based on how safe of a driver you are. You cannot hide your driving record information from your agent, so there's even more reason to obey traffic laws at all times.

    In some cases, your insurance company may offer you a discount for completing a defensive driving course. Contact your provider directly to see if this applies to you.

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