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State Car Inspections

State Car Inspections

Did you know there are 57 pages in the Missouri Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Manual? That’s right! The state wants to make sure that every car on the road is safe enough to be out there—both for the sake of the drivers and everyone they pass. That’s why whenever you purchase a pre-owned vehicle you must have it inspected by a government-approved location in order to legally take to the streets. State Car Inspections What exactly goes into a vehicle inspection? What kind of requirements does your car have to meet before it is considered safe by the powers that be? Because each state has differing laws, we’ll start by outlining Missouri’s checklist this week and continue with Illinois next time. For each inspection, both the interior and exterior components of the vehicle must be checked along with everything under the hood as well as its performance in certain areas. We give each vehicle a thorough exam both w ... read more

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Texting While Driving: It’s Not Just Dangerous, It’s Illegal

Not only is texting while driving unsafe, but it’s also illegal in Missouri. For drivers aged 21 or younger, it is illegal to use your cell phone to text while driving in our state. Laws do vary, so be aware when you are crossing state lines. MissouriLaw Section 304.820 of Traffic Regulations states that “no person twenty-one years of age or younger operating a motor vehicle upon the highways of this state shall, by means of a hand-held electronic wireless communications device, send read or write a text message or electronic message.” This means that you may neither send texts/instant messages nor surf the web checking websites like Facebook or Twitter. Penalties The Missouri law took effect on August 28, 2010, and permits law enforcement officers to fine novice drivers who are seen texting while driving. A novice driver is considered someone aged 21 or younger. An infraction is deemed a moving violation und ... read more

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