HB 33 – Bicycle safety. Requires a motor vehicle driver, when overtaking a bicycle, to pass safety at a distance of not less than three feet.
HB 104 – Red light violation fines. Requires
50% of the revenue generated from fines and court costs which are
collected as a result of a red light traffic violation on a state
highway to be distributed to the Department of Transportation.
HB 114 / SB 28 – Motorcycle protective headgear.
Requires only persons younger than 21 years of age to wear protective
headgear when operating or riding as a passenger on any motorcycle or
HB 489/ SB 212 – Regulation of yellow light intervals. Requires the Department of Transportation to establish minimal yellow light change interval times for traffic-control devices.
HB 713 – Safety belts. Requires the driver and each front-seat passenger in cars and trucks to wear a safety belt with certain exceptions.
HB 860 / SB 254 – DWI laws.
Modifies Missouri’s DWI law with regard to limited driving privileges
to comply with federal law for purposes of transportation funding;
increases the length of time a person must have his or her driving
privileges suspended or revoked before being eligible for a limited
driving privilege; specifies an amount of community service a prior or
persistent DWI offender must complete in lieu of imprisonment or
SB 260 – Emergency zone violation penalties. Increases penalties for moving violations and traffic offenses occurring within an active emergency zone.
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