Inclement Weather: Turn on Wipers, Turn on Lights
Under the headlight and windshield wiper law, drivers in Missouri are required to run their headlights whenever they are driving through rain, sleet or snow that requires the use of their windshield wipers. This law achieves two things; (1) it makes it easier for others to see vehicles in inclement weather and (2) it ensures that the driver of each vehicle has a good view of the roadway.
See Red and Blue Flashing Lights on the Shoulder, Move Over.
Another law Missouri drivers are expected to comply with is the requirement that drivers take special caution when coming upon a stationary emergency vehicle with red or blue flashing lights. Drivers must proceed with caution and yield to emergency vehicles such as a police car or ambulance. Failure to move over into another lane could result in a citation. If a driver cannot move over into another lane because of another vehicle, then the driver must reduce speed and use caution.
Minors and Adults alike, Remember to not Text and Drive.
Finally, it is illegal in Missouri for drivers under the age of 21 to text while they are behind the wheel. Drivers 21 and older can be given a ticket for careless driving if their use of cell phones or if their texting while driving distracts their attention away from the road.
Every driver in Kansas City and Missouri must be aware of all rules of the road. Failure to do so could result in criminal liability.