When it comes to speeding there are some myths out there. One of them is that you won't get a ticket if you're only speeding 10 miles per hour over the limit. Another is the same type of thing except it's five miles per hour over the limit. Unfortunately, there isn't any law in Missouri giving motorists a blanket pass if they're speeding at all.

Of course, we've all at some point gone five, 10, or 15, miles per hour over the limit, and for whatever reason we've gotten away with it. Either no police officers have been around, or the officer you zipped by wasn't paying attention to you speeding, or he or she just didn't want to pull you over for going five or 10 over the speed limit.

For example, it would seem the police officers patrolling Highway 50 between Sedalia and Kansas City, tend to not pick off cars going four or five miles per hour over the speed limit. That said, they CAN pull you over for going a mile over the speed limit if they want.

According to MRD Lawyers when it comes to speeding in Missouri, "You can get pulled over for speeding one mile-per-hour over or 5."

How much over the speed limit you're going can impact how much your ticket will be if you get busted too. One to five miles per hour is a separate ticket, 11 to 15 mph over the limit is another separate ticket. And 26 mph or over, you'll not only get a ticket, you'll have to appear in court as well. Not to mention, if you've been drinking and speeding, or speeding and cause an accident, MRD Lawyers say you can get an enhanced ticket.

The bottom line, anytime you speed in Missouri, you're risking a ticket. That said, some officers, at least some of the time, are willing to give motorists a little bit of leeway when it comes to speeding, as long as they're not creating a dangerous situation, or not driving erratically.

The Sad History Of This Long Abandoned Suburban St. Louis Mall

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Jamestown Mall in Suburban St. Louis opened in 1973. By the time 2003 hit it was 30 percent vacant. As time marched on the anchors all left, and the mall finally closed its doors on July 1, 2014. After a fire gutted part of the abandoned mall in April of 2023, it will finally be demolished. A study by St. Louis County suggests it be redeveloped as an Ag-Food technology campus.

Check out these photos from a YouTube video shot by KFJ Explorers. The video was posted in November of 2022.

Gallery Credit: Rob Creighton

Ghosts of the Once Great Lewis & Clark Tower

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Built in 1963, opened in 1964, and a landmark by the late 1960s, The Louis & Clark Tower north of St. Louis was a destination for those looking for a swanky meal in the building's 10th-floor Top of the Tower Restaurant. Couples on date night could also check out a movie, or go bowling, in the attached retail section of the building. By the end, condominium values in the building had plummeted, much of the retail space was being used by social services, and some units in the building didn't have water. The elevators didn't work either. By 2014 authorities stepped in and condemned the building, forcing the few who still called the tower home out of the building.

In 2020 Tom V shot some video of the now abandoned building including the Top of the Tower Restaurant and some of the apartments. You can watch the video here.

Gallery Credit: Rob Creighton

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