Wear your safety belt.
In the last three years, nearly 600 young people died in traffic crashes in Missouri. Of those who had access to a safety belt, 78 percent were not buckled up. Missouri's graduated driver license law requires all drivers holding a permit or an intermediate license - and all of their passegners - to wear a safety belt at all times.
Obey the speed limit.
Speeding is a major
cause of traffic crashes. You should always obey the posted speed
limit. More drivers are convicted of speeding than any other offense.
Remember, this will affect your ability to apply for your full
license under the Graduated Driver License law and can also affect
your insurance rates.
Some important things
to remember about your driving speed:
- Always drive at a safe speed. The speed limit is the maximum speed allowed under normal conditions. Adjust your speed tak into account your driving ability, the capability of your vehicle, the roadway and weather conditions.
traffic crashes occur because people do not stay on their side of
the roadway or they make turns incorrectly.
drinking is against the law. It is illegal for anyone under 21 to
purchase, possess or consume ANY amount of alcohol in ANY situation.
Under Missouri's Zero Tolerance law your license will be suspended
if you're caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system
- that means less than one drink can put you over the limit.