You probably know that when you receive a traffic ticket for a moving violation in Missouri, including a speeding ticket, pleading guilty to that ticket means you have “points” imposed on your driver’s record. That’s why you want to hire a firm like Traffic Ticket Center to handle any ticket you receive. Accumulating points not only could lead to a suspension of your driver’s license, but also increase your insurance premiums because your insurance company views you as riskier to insure.
What you probably do not know is how many points are assessed for certain violations. Let’s take a look at point totals for specific traffic ticket violations in Missouri*:
- Leaving Scene of an Accident: State Violation 12 / County Ordinance Violation 6 / Municipal Violation 6 points
- Careless and Imprudent Driving: State / County / Municipal = 2 points
- Careless and Imprudent Driving (RSMo. 304.016) (passing on right side of the highway) for State Violation Only = 4 points
- Failure to Produce Insurance: State / County / Municipal = 4 points
- Speeding (5 + MPH over): State 3 / County 2/ Municipal 2 points
- No Driver’s License (different than driving without proof of a license): State / County / Municipal 2 (note that under state law a second violation is 4 points and a third or subsequent violation is 6 points)
- Stop Sign Violation (running a stop sign): State 2 / County 2 / Municipal 1 (if no accident) – 2 points (if accident)
- Driving While Suspended Revoked: State / County / Municipal = 12 points
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): State / County Municipal = 8 points (first violation) / 12 points (subsequent)
- Improper Turn: State / County / Municipal = 2 points
- Driving Too Fast For Conditions: State / County / Municipal = 2 points
- Failure to Maintain Lane: State / County / Municipal = 2 points
Here is the link to review the Missouri points chart yourself: http://dor.mo.gov/forms/899.pd
*This article refers to non-CDL drivers. Some of the above violations can result of CDL privileges for one violation and generally speaking, any moving violation has much more serious consequences for the CDL driver versus the non-CDL driver.