2019 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XIX - Motor Vehicles, Watercraft and Aviation
Chapter 304 - Traffic Regulations
Section 304.012 Motorists to exercise highest degree of care — violation, penalty.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 304.012 (2019)

Effective 13 Mar 1996, see footnote

304.012. Motorists to exercise highest degree of care — violation, penalty. — 1. Every person operating a motor vehicle on the roads and highways of this state shall drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person and shall exercise the highest degree of care.

2. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor, unless an accident is involved then it shall be a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1996 H.B. 1047)

Effective 3-13-96

(2002) Riding lawn mower is considered a motor vehicle under section. Stonger ex rel. Stonger v. Riggs, 85 S.W.3d 703 (Mo.App.W.D.).

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