HB 1040 -- Emergency Vehicles
This bill adds a stationary vehicle owned by the State Highways
and Transportation Commission and operated by an authorized
employee of the Department of Transportation displaying lighted
amber or amber and white lights to the list of vehicles that an
approaching motor vehicle driver must proceed with caution and
yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and
traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not
adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle or proceed with due
caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle if changing lanes
would be unsafe or impossible.
The bill also adds this type of vehicle if it is marked as a
Department of Transportation emergency response or motorist
assistance vehicle to the definition of “emergency vehicle” as it
applies to Section 304.022, RSMo.