How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Missouri
Missouri, like all fifty states, has three types of speed limits- absolute limits, presumed limits and basic limits. Absolute speed limits are the easiest to understand.
An absolute speed limit gives a number that is the fastest you can go. If you go faster than that then you can get a speeding ticket. For example, if the speed limit is 60 miles per hour and you drive 61 miles per hour, you may get a speeding ticket. A presumed speed limit works differently.
In Missouri, a violation of the presumed speed limit is known as "careless and imprudent driving." This means that the driver is driving too fast for the road conditions, or driving at an unsafe speed, regardless of the posted speed limit. Finally, a speeding ticket for violating the basic speed limit means that you were actually driving below the minimum required speed for a specific road. For example, on most highways in Missouri the basic speed limit is 45 miles per hour. If you drive below 45 miles per hour, you may receive a speeding ticket for driving too slowly. Click Here for FULL ARTICLE