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A new report shows there was a slight improvement last year in the disproportionate rate at which black drivers in Missouri were pulled over, but that it was still far from equal.

The state attorney general's office's annual report released Wednesday shows that blacks were 69 percent more likely than white motorists to get stopped.

That's an improvement on 2014, when blacks were 75 percent more likely to get stopped based on their proportionate share of the driving-age population. That was the highest disparity since data collection began in 2000.

Missouri home to the cheapest gas in the country

Oct 7, 2013
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Missouri drivers are paying less at the pump than drivers in any other state right now. Missouri is currently home to the cheapest gas in the nation with the average gas price in the state at $3.05 per gallon.

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Missouri Department of Revenue

Missouri drivers will see changes in their driver's licenses beginning this year.

The Department of Revenue says new licenses will have security features such as special printing, laser perforations and bar codes. The state says the changes are designed to protect the owner's identity and fight fraud.