Missouri State Senate

Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/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 $500, and requires a minimum penalty of $200 to be assessed. In the case of serious physical injury this act increases the maximum penalty from $500 to $1,500, and requires a minimum penalty of $250 to be assessed. 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 $5,000, and requires a minimum of $1,000 to be assessed. 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 similar to SB 696 (2014), HB 1149 (2014), SB 130 (2013), and SCS/SB 805 (2012).

MICHELA BIRK

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