[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
Every person operating or riding as a passenger on any motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle, as either defined herein or in the Statutes of the State of Missouri, upon any highway or roadway, shall wear protective headgear at all times the vehicle is in motion. The protective headgear shall meet reasonable standards and specifications established by the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri.
[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
As used in this Section, the term "passenger car" means every motor vehicle designed for carrying ten (10) persons or less and used for the transportation of persons; except that, the term "passenger car" shall not include motorcycles, motorized bicycles, motortricycles and trucks over twelve thousand (12,000) pounds and vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1968.
Drivers of all vehicles shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt that meets Federal National Highway, Transportation and Safety Act requirements. This Section shall not apply to persons employed by the United States Postal Service while performing duties for that Federal agency which require the operator to service postal boxes from their vehicles.
Each driver of a motor vehicle transporting a child four (4) years of age or more, but less than sixteen (16) years of age, in the front seat of the motor vehicle shall secure the child in a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt. No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with this Section. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable to persons who have a medical reason for failing to have a seat belt fastened about his/her body. Each person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be required to pay a fine not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00). All other provisions of the law and rules to the contrary notwithstanding, no court costs shall be imposed on any person due to a violation of this Section.
[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2488-14 §1, 4-15-2014]
Every driver transporting a child under the age of sixteen years (16) shall be responsible, when transporting such child in a motor vehicle operated by that driver on the streets or highways of this State, for providing for the protection of such child as follows:
Children less than four (4) years of age, regardless of weight, shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for that child;
Children weighing less than forty (40) pounds, regardless of age, shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for that child;
Children at least four (4) years of age but less than eight (8) years of age, who also weigh at least forty (40) pounds but less than eighty (80) pounds, and who are also less than four (4) feet, nine (9) inches tall, shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat appropriate for that child;
Children at least eighty (80) pounds or children more than four (4) feet, nine (9) inches in height shall be secured by a vehicle safety belt or booster seat appropriate for that child;
A child who otherwise would be required to be secured in a booster seat may be transported in the back seat of a motor vehicle while wearing only a lap belt if the back seat of the motor vehicle is not equipped with a combination lap and shoulder belt for booster seat installation;
When transporting children in the immediate family when there are more children than there are seating positions in the enclosed area of a motor vehicle, the children who are not able to be restrained by a child safety restraint device appropriate for the child shall sit in the area behind the front seat of the motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is designed only for a front seat area. The driver transporting children referred to in this Subsection is not in violation of this Section.