One of the top strategies for meeting the Coalition’s goal is strengthening Missouri's seat belt law to allow for primary enforcement. Of more than 500 Missouri traffic laws, our seat belt law is the ONLY one that has a secondary enforcement provision – a driver must break another law first before they can be cited for a seat belt violation.
A primary seat belt law in Missouri would increase seat belt usage saving 46 lives, 538 serious injuries and $139 million in costs in the first year it goes into effect.
States that pass a primary seat belt law experience, on average, an 11 percent increase in seat belt usage.
Step One: Instruction Permit
Eligible Age: 15
Valid for: 0 to 12 Months
Step Two: Intermediate License
Eligible Age: 16
Valid for: 0 to 2 Years
Step Three: Under-21 Full Driver License
Eligible Age: 18
Valid for: 0 to 3 Years