Missouri State Senate

Introduced

SB 267 - Currently, a person who causes physical injury or death to another person by failing to yield the right-of-way is subject to additional monetary penalties and driver's license suspensions. This act increases the maximum penalty for a person who causes physical injury to a person by failing to yield the right-of-way from $200 to $1,000, and requires a minimum penalty of $500 to be assessed. In the case of serious physical injury this act increases the maximum penalty from $500 to $3,000, and requires a minimum penalty of $1,000 to be assessed. The act further makes the 90 day suspension period mandatory rather than discretionary in the case of serious physical injury. This act increases the maximum penalty for a person who causes the death of another person by failing to yield the right-of-way from $1,000 to $10,000, and requires a minimum of $5,000 to be assessed. The act also requires the court to issue an order of suspension for a minimum of 6 months up to one year. In addition, the person who causes a fatality by failing to yield the right-of-way must successfully complete a driver-improvement program.

This act is identical to SB 696 (2014), HB 1149 (2014), SB 130 (2013), and SCS/SB 805 (2012).

MICHELA BIRK

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