[Ord. No. 2004-1412 §1, 7-20-2004; Ord. No. 2005-1461 §1, 6-28-2005; Ord. No. 2016-1781 § 1, 2-16-2016]
A person commits the offense of driving while revoked if he/she operates a motor vehicle on a highway when his/her license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended or revoked under the laws of this State or any other state and acts with criminal negligence with respect to knowledge of the fact that his/her driving privilege has been canceled, suspended or revoked.
Unless otherwise provided for by law, it shall be unlawful for any person, except those expressly exempted by Section 390.040, to:
Operate any vehicle upon any highway in this City unless the person has a valid license;
Operate a motorcycle or motortricycle upon any highway of this City unless such person has a valid license that shows the person has successfully passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle as prescribed by the Director. The Director may indicate such upon a valid license issued to such person, or shall issue a license restricting the applicant to the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle if the actual demonstration, required by Section 302.173, RSMo., is conducted on such vehicle;
Authorize or knowingly permit a motorcycle or motortricycle owned by such person or under such person's control to be driven upon any highway by any person whose license does not indicate that the person has passed the examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle or has been issued an instruction permit therefor;
Operate a motor vehicle with an instruction permit or license issued to another person; or
Drive a commercial motor vehicle, except when operating under an instruction permit as provided for in Section 302.720, RSMo.
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
Display or to permit to be displayed, or to have in his/her possession, any license knowing the same to be fictitious or to have been canceled, suspended, revoked, disqualified or altered;
Lend to or knowingly permit the use of by another any license issued to the person so lending or permitting the use thereof;
Display or to represent as one's own any license not issued to the person so displaying the same;
Fail or refuse to surrender to the Clerk of any Division of the Circuit Court or the Director, any license which has been suspended, canceled, disqualified or revoked, as provided by law;
Use a false or fictitious name or give a false or fictitious address on any application for a license, or any renewal or duplicate thereof, or knowingly to make a false statement;
Knowingly conceal a material fact, or otherwise commit a fraud in any such application;
Authorize or consent to any motor vehicle owned by him/her or under his/her control to be driven by any person, when he/she has knowledge that such person has no legal right to do so, or for any person to drive any motor vehicle in violation of any of the provisions of Sections 302.010 to 302.780, RSMo.;
Employ a person to operate a motor vehicle in the transportation of persons or property, with knowledge that such person has not complied with the provisions of Sections 302.010 to 302.780, RSMo., or whose license has been revoked, suspended, canceled or disqualified; or who fails to produce his/her license upon demand of any person or persons authorized to make such demand;
Operate a motor vehicle in any manner in violation of the restrictions imposed in a restricted license; or
Fail to carry his/her instruction permit, operator's or chauffeur's license while operating a vehicle and to display instruction permit or said license upon demand of any Police Officer, Court Official or any other duly authorized person for inspection, when demand is made therefor. Failure to exhibit his/her instruction permit or license as aforesaid shall be presumptive evidence that said person is not a duly licensed operator or chauffeur.
The following persons are exempt from license hereunder:
Any person while operating any farm tractor or implement of husbandry temporarily operated or moved on a highway;
A non-resident who is at least sixteen (16) years of age and who has in his/her immediate possession a valid license issued to him/her in his/her home State or country;
A non-resident who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and who has in his/her immediate possession a valid license issued to him/her in his/her home State or country which allows such person to operate a motor vehicle in the transportation of persons or property as classified in Section 302.015, RSMo.; or
Convicted offenders of the Department of Corrections who have not been convicted of a motor vehicle felony as follows — driving while intoxicated, failing to stop after an accident and disclosing his/her identity, or driving a motor vehicle without the owner's consent — may operate State-owned trucks for the benefit of the correctional facilities, provided that such offender shall be accompanied by a Correctional Officer or other staff person in such truck.