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  304.014.  Rules of the road to be observed. — Every person operating or driving a vehicle upon the highways of this state shall observe and comply with the following rules of the road.


(L. 1953 p. 587 § 304.020)

(1951) Instruction authorizing recovery on finding defendant negligently failed to stop his vehicle at intersection held erroneous because it does not require finding that defendant had reason to apprehend danger of collision. Lillard v. Bradford, 241 (A.), 243 S.W.2d 359.

(1952) Where vehicle was operated on icy pavement in the lane adjacent to center line of six lane street and collided with vehicle making left turn in front of it from extreme right-hand lane, negligence of operator was for jury. Wines v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (A.), 246 S.W.2d 525.

(1952) Requirement to operate vehicles as close to the right-hand side of the highway as practicable does not receive literal construction, but has reference to the attending circumstances and to the usable or passable way. Moss v. Stevens (Mo.), 247 S.W.2d 782.

(1953) Where, on conflicting evidence, court found that plaintiff began passing operation and reasonably expected to complete it before reaching intersection, it was not error to refuse instruction requiring finding for defendant on theory plaintiff was attempting to pass at intersection in violation of this section.  Cockrill v. Buchanan (A.), 259 S.W.2d 696.

(1953) Where there was pile of loose chat on black top highway at intersection, question of negligence where driver, in making left turn, failed to "run beyond the center of the intersection ..... before turning ....." as required by subsection 6 of § 304.020 (prior to its repeal in 1953) held for jury. Lix v. Gastian (A.), 261 S.W.2d 497.

(1954) Fact that plaintiff drove his car in the one lane usable part of county road does not convict him of negligence as a matter of law, because he was not on right side of highway at time of collision at intersection. Hadley v. Smith (A.), 268 S.W.2d 444.

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