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Int'l - Automobiles & Drivers License

Buying a Car
Most students find that they do not need a car, or that a friend has a car that they can use. But if you find that you would want to buy a car please be smart and purchase wisely. Some things to consider before buying a car are:

Drivers License
You must have a drivers license in order to drive in the State of Missouri. To obtain a Missouri drivers license, you must pass a written test, an eye sight test, and a driving test or road test. An appointment may be necessary to take the driving test. An international license or license from your home country will not be considered valid in the state of Missouri. To apply, you will need the following documents:

It is highly advisable that you study for your written test and to practice for your road test.

Automobile Registration
If you buy a car, you must register it. Requirements for registering a car vary depending on whether the car is new or used and how old the car is. Please check with the Missouri Department of Revenue for more information.

Automobile Insurance
The state of Missouri requires all owners of a vehicle to have automobile insurance. It is essential to have at the very minimum liability insurance that meets the state minimum. You must carry proof of insurance in your vehicle at all times. There are stiff penalties for not having the proof in your car, or for not having insurance on your vehicle.

You should contact several insurance carriers before you purchase a vehicle to see where you can get the best deal.

Seat Belts
The use of seatbelts is mandatory in the state of Missouri. You can be fined for not wearing them.

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