We all speed. I know I do. However, there will be more cars on Missouri Highways this holiday weekend and if you're driving you might want to keep this in mind.

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Yes, you can speed A LITTLE when driving on Missouri Highways. Legally you can get pulled over doing 1 mph, but most officers let you do 5 mph over the speed limit, however, you don't want to push your luck. Tyler Law Office says,

The Missouri Speeding Ticket Fines for going 6-10 mph over the limit are $83. Going 11-15 mph over costs you $108, 16-19 mph $133, and 20-25 mph a whopping $208. If you’re going over 25 mph in Missouri, you’ll also have to make a court appearance!

You can get a ticket, but hopefully, you won't meet a Grinch and the officer will just give you a warning if you are pulled over for speeding. If you're thinking of pushing the pedal a little bit this weekend you might want to remember that there will be more police presence on highways this holiday and you might not want to push that pedal too hard.

Control Your Speed

The Drivers Guide for Missouri (and really any state) says to control your speed often and always check your speedometer. Also, cruise control is your friend. The fastest you can go on a Missouri interstate is 70.

I always do 6 - 7 MPH over and that seems to be the right spot for not getting pulled over. It must be working I've never received a speeding ticket in the 20-plus years I've been driving. So I must be doing something right.

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