Will Missouri Strengthen Its Lenient Distracted Driving Laws?
It comes as a surprise to many drivers that it is against the law to text and drive in Missouri if you are under the age of 21. Apparently this law also comes as a surprise to many law enforcement officers, as a report released today indicates that "fewer than 4 people a month" have received texting-while-driving citations since the law was passed in 2009. In nearly half of Missouri's 144 counties, not a single such citation has ever been issued. And in counties where there have been a handful of these tickets handed out, the fines are more often...Read More