driving

Senate floor at the Missouri Capitol
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The Missouri Senate passed a bill Thursday that would impose tougher penalties on drivers who run stop signs, if they cause crashes resulting in injury or death.

The legislation would increase fines and require the suspension of driver's licenses in certain cases of failing to yield the right of way. The bill would set a minimum fine of $500 and raise the maximum to $1,000 instead of the current $200 for violations resulting in injuries. For serious injuries, there would be a new minimum fine of $1,000, and the maximum would rise to $3,000 from the current $500.

Why there are so many roundabouts in Columbia

Aug 28, 2013
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  This week we answer a pretty common CoMo question: what's with all the roundabouts in Columbia? 

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A Missouri House committee is backing legislation that would let young drivers take the wheel under the supervision of an older friend or relative.

MoDOT to crack down on youth impaired driving

May 3, 2012

The Missouri Department of Transportation is cracking down on youth impaired driving.

Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel could be charged with a misdemeanor — even if they haven't broken any other laws — under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.