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Friday, April 22, 2016

Can a cop write me a ticket for careless and imprudent driving on private property in Kansas City?

Can a cop write me a ticket for careless and imprudent driving in Kansas City?

Answer: Yes.  Kansas City, Missouri restrict this.  I was asked this question and wondered if I could take my care off-roading like a mad man in an abandoned lot(even if I owned the lot).  I examined the law and the answer is yes an officer can write a ticket for that in Kansas City, but maybe not in the rest of the state.  Kansas City ordinances states that one cannot drive carelessly or imprudent in the city of Kansas City. Those final words are an absolute, meaning anywhere in the city limits.  As for the rest of the state I could not find a statute that stated a law banning this form of driving on private property and found no case law saying this was illegal.  However, practice safe driving where ever you are.
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