Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 302
Drivers' and Commercial Drivers' Licenses
Section 302.302

August 28, 2013


Point system--assessment for violation--assessment of points stayed, when, procedure.

302.302. 1. The director of revenue shall put into effect a point system for the suspension and revocation of licenses. Points shall be assessed only after a conviction or forfeiture of collateral. The initial point value is as follows:

(1) Any moving violation of a state law or county or municipal or federal traffic ordinance or regulation not listed in this section, other than a violation of vehicle equipment provisions or a court-ordered supervision as provided in section 302.303 2 points

(except any violation of municipal stop sign ordinance where no accident is involved 1 point)

(2) Speeding

In violation of a state law 3 points

In violation of a county or municipal ordinance 2 points

(3) Leaving the scene of an accident in violation of section 577.060 12 points

In violation of any county or municipal ordinance 6 points

(4) Careless and imprudent driving in violation of subsection 4 of section 304.016 4 points

In violation of a county or municipal ordinance 2 points

(5) Operating without a valid license in violation of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of section 302.020:

(a) For the first conviction 2 points

(b) For the second conviction 4 points

(c) For the third conviction 6 points

(6) Operating with a suspended or revoked license prior to restoration of operating privileges 12 points

(7) Obtaining a license by misrepresentation 12 points

(8) For the first conviction of driving while in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of controlled substances or drugs 8 points

(9) For the second or subsequent conviction of any of the following offenses however combined: driving while in an intoxicated condition, driving under the influence of controlled substances or drugs or driving with a blood alcohol content of eight-hundredths of one percent or more by weight 12 points

(10) For the first conviction for driving with blood alcohol content eight-hundredths of one percent or more by weight

In violation of state law 8 points

In violation of a county or municipal ordinance or federal law or regulation 8 points

(11) Any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle 12 points

(12) Knowingly permitting unlicensed operator to operate a motor vehicle 4 points

(13) For a conviction for failure to maintain financial responsibility pursuant to county or municipal ordinance or pursuant to section 303.025 4 points

(14) Endangerment of a highway worker in violation of section 304.585 4 points

(15) Aggravated endangerment of a highway worker in violation of section 304.585 12 points

(16) For a conviction of violating a municipal ordinance that prohibits tow truck operators from stopping at or proceeding to the scene of an accident unless they have been requested to stop or proceed to such scene by a party involved in such accident or by an officer of a public safety agency 4 points

(17) Endangerment of an emergency responder in violation of section 304.894 4 points

(18) Aggravated endangerment of an emergency responder in violation of section 304.894 12 points

2. The director shall, as provided in subdivision (5) of subsection 1 of this section, assess an operator points for a conviction pursuant to subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of section 302.020, when the director issues such operator a license or permit pursuant to the provisions of sections 302.010 to 302.340.

3. An additional two points shall be assessed when personal injury or property damage results from any violation listed in subdivisions (1) to (13) of subsection 1 of this section and if found to be warranted and certified by the reporting court.

4. When any of the acts listed in subdivision (2), (3), (4) or (8) of subsection 1 of this section constitutes both a violation of a state law and a violation of a county or municipal ordinance, points may be assessed for either violation but not for both. Notwithstanding that an offense arising out of the same occurrence could be construed to be a violation of subdivisions (8), (9) and (10) of subsection 1 of this section, no person shall be tried or convicted for more than one offense pursuant to subdivisions (8), (9) and (10) of subsection 1 of this section for offenses arising out of the same occurrence.

5. The director of revenue shall put into effect a system for staying the assessment of points against an operator. The system shall provide that the satisfactory completion of a driver-improvement program or, in the case of violations committed while operating a motorcycle, a motorcycle-rider training course approved by the state highways and transportation commission, by an operator, when so ordered and verified by any court having jurisdiction over any law of this state or county or municipal ordinance, regulating motor vehicles, other than a violation committed in a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 302.700 or a violation committed by an individual who has been issued a commercial driver's license or is required to obtain a commercial driver's license in this state or any other state, shall be accepted by the director in lieu of the assessment of points for a violation pursuant to subdivision (1), (2) or (4) of subsection 1 of this section or pursuant to subsection 3 of this section. *The operator shall be given the option to complete the driver-improvement program through an online or in-person course.* A court using a centralized violation bureau established under section 476.385 may elect to have the bureau order and verify completion of a driver-improvement program or motorcycle-rider training course as prescribed by order of the court. For the purposes of this subsection, the driver-improvement program shall meet or exceed the standards of the National Safety Council's eight-hour "Defensive Driving Course" or, in the case of a violation which occurred during the operation of a motorcycle, the program shall meet the standards established by the state highways and transportation commission pursuant to sections 302.133 to 302.137. The completion of a driver-improvement program or a motorcycle-rider training course shall not be accepted in lieu of points more than one time in any thirty-six-month period and shall be completed within sixty days of the date of conviction in order to be accepted in lieu of the assessment of points. Every court having jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall, within fifteen days after completion of the driver-improvement program or motorcycle-rider training course by an operator, forward a record of the completion to the director, all other provisions of the law to the contrary notwithstanding. The director shall establish procedures for record keeping and the administration of this subsection.

(L. 1961 p. 487, A.L. 1965 p. 477, A.L. 1975 S.B. 32, A.L. 1981 H.B. 335 Revision, A.L. 1982 S.B. 513, A.L. 1989 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 3, A.L. 1995 H.B. 717, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1169 & 1271 merged with S.B. 722, A.L. 1997 H.B. 389, A.L. 1999 S.B. 19, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1797, A.L. 2001 H.B. 302 & 38, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2006 S.B. 872, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683, A.L. 2013 H.B. 103 merged with S.B. 23 merged with S.B. 282)

Effective 8-28-13 (H.B. 103, S.B. 282)

3-03-14 (S.B. 23)

*....* Sentence appearing within *...* was contained in S.B. 23 but not H.B. 103 and S.B. 282. This sentence effective 3-03-14.

CROSS REFERENCE:

Highway construction zones, moving violations, fine not to enhance court costs or points, 304.582


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