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Does a road street sign about parking apply before or after the sign in the United States?

I wonder whether a road street sign about parking applies before or after the sign. Location: Seattle, Washington, United States. Example: in the picture below, I wonder whether the 3-minute ...
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Can a new driver legally drive themselves while waiting for their license card to be mailed to them?

My sister just passed her driver's test. According to the DMV, her license is being processed and will be mailed to her, but they do not issue temporary licenses. In the meantime, she may need to ...
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How long must one wait before re-parking in the same time-limited parking spot in Seattle?

Many parking spots in Seattle are time-limited, e.g. 2 hours: How long must one wait before re-parking in the such time-limited parking spots in Seattle (Washington state, United States)?
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Street sign on the same pole: "Pay to park" and "No Stop". Which one applies before the pole, and which one applies after the pole?

I saw two street signs on the same pole, one is "Pay to park" and the other one is "No Stops": which one applies before the sign, and which one applies after the sign? Location: ...
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If someone erroneously places a sticker on my car, are they obliged to remove it and, if necessary, clean any residual mark left by it?

I parked my car in some parking lot and the security mistakenly placed a sticker in it warning that it may get towed even though I did have the authorization to park my park at that location. I don't ...
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Can a state suspend my license and not tell me about it?

A Iowa-registered driver was on the highway in Indiana, US, going 26 mph over the speed limit. The driver was pulled over and was fined. The driver went and payed the fine in person and resolved the ...
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Is it illegal to lie about alcohol consumption at a ride check program? (Canada)

Suppose I have a drink, then drive home after an hour. If I get stopped at a police ride check, I usually say I have not consumed any alcohol, because I don't want to take a breathalyzer test or risk ...
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Can two people put their driver licenses in the same wallet?

I was wondering if two people can put their driver licenses in the same wallet. For example, could two spouses keep each of their licenses in the same wallet? Another example could be a parent and ...
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Does any state or other local authorities (eg, city) in the US require to have one's original car registration in the car, or is a scan always enough?

I read (mirror): As far as the car registration goes, the National Insurance Crime Bureau suggests taking a picture of it on your cell phone or keeping a photocopy in your wallet. If you’re pulled ...
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Can I carry a pet, in a carrier, on my lap whilst in the front passenger seat of a car (in the UK)?

I’m trying to decide which car to buy and one constraint is that it must be possible for us to transport the cat, very occasionally. I’d like to know whether it would be legal, in the UK, for me to ...
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Can vehicle owners ever be held to account for accidents caused by someone else driving?

Bob owns a car. Rob borrows it, drives, breaks some road rules and causes an accident with a hell lot of damage, blood and sorrow (all hypothetical). Under what circumstances can Bob be held liable ...
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No Blinker in a Left Turn Lane: Is It Illegal?

My question is simple, and pedantic: An intersection near my house has a marked left turn lane, and a marked straight lane. Problem is, the main road turns to the right at this roughly "Y" ...
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How to reinstate a revoked licence in Illinois

Around 10 years ago I was a dumb kid and made a lot of mistakes. I received two DUIs before I was 18. Since then I have changed, moved to China to live for 8 or so of those years, but I have finally ...
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Can I right-turn on red if all cars must turn right but bicycles can go straight?

In this intersection, if the sign is red, can cars turn right if safe to do so? Location: 150 E San Carlos St. , San Jose, California, USA. https://maps.app.goo.gl/KEw3BWtFLXMZGGiG8 Notes: There's ...
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Contesting an expired drivers license ticket due to covid 19

I got pulled over in Ohio (with an Ohio license) a few weeks ago because one of my headlights was dim. The officer was clear that he was just letting me know. He asked to see my drivers license, ...
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Does the right to use a road affect liability in accidents?

The German traffic law is very restrictive for children on bicycles. In particular Strassenverkehrsordnung §2, section 5 states that children up to 8 years of age are not allowed to bike on roads and ...
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Driving licence and vehicle registration in EU without adress

Are there any countries in EU+EFTA, which allow to hold their driving licence and registering a vehicle without having a fixed address? In many countries the address is shown as a field on the licence ...
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Do scooter/moped licensing laws apply across state lines?

In the US, in my home state (call it HS), it's explicitly legal to ride a 50cc scooter/moped on the street without a driver's license. Let's say I have no license and drive my scooter into some other ...
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Is it against the law for a GPS unit to alert a driver of a high crime area?

GPS units will automatically alert you when you enter into a different speed zone, but they do not alert you when you enter into a high crime area. It seems that this would be valuable information to ...
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How can Tesla (and others?) possibly be legally allowed to put these really crude "self-driving cars" into the general public's use?

I just read this news: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/04/26/0346208/tesla-newest-autopilot-navigation-now-handles-traffic-lights-and-stop-signs It says that, only now, well into the year 2020, do ...
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can police accept my guilt in a state of shock?

can the police legally take my admission to a car crash when I am in a state of shock in the middle of a car crash? and if not under what act?
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Can pedestrians enter a marked crosswalk at an angle or cross the street without entering the marked path AND still have right-of-way?

Scenario: There is a controlled crosswalk. The walking sign is on. Rather than cross the street via the path, you cross adjacent to it OR you cross at an angle initially and enter the path. If a ...
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Is a driver liable for actions committed by the passenger of his car?

In a recent question, (Why aren't email providers liable in some way or another for scams operated via accounts on their domains?), the poster suggested that: A real life equivalent might seem ...
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Does California allow prescription window tints?

Prescription window tints = window tints that are darker than typically allowed due to a medical reason. I read in the California Assembly Bill no. 1303 (September 2017) – amended medical exemptions: ...
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Is it legal to have a two driver’s licenses if one is from another country?

In the USA, in almost every case, possessing two driver’s licenses from different states (e.g., California and Georgia) is illegal. I’m wondering about a related situation - is it legal to have two ...
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What do, "X speed limit while children are present", street signs mean, specifically?

while I'm driving near schools I often notice street signs that say something like, "speed limit 15 mph while children are present". I am curious what this means specifically. Does it still count if ...
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Is There Any Alleviating Defence in Intoxication While Driving

Considering this hypothetical scenario: A voluntarily intoxicated man (e.g. driving home from a bar) causes an accident which results in the death of the other driver. Under UK law is there any ...
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Do you have to live in California to have a California's Driver's License?

I lived in California for many years under a work visa. I then moved back to Canada. Can I keep/renew by California driver's license if I currently operate a business in California (and thus currently ...
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Causing death by driving on the wrong side of the road

This question is inspired by the Anne Sacoolas incident, but I'm asking about the law rather than the politics. Suppose that an Englishman with no diplomatic immunity were to absent-mindedly drive on ...
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Is a pedestrian crossing on red light responsible if a driver steers away from them, killing someone else?

Suppose that a car is going fast towards an intersection right when a pedestrian decides to cross it on a red light. The driver, out of reflex, steers away from the pedestrian to avoid hitting him. ...
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Does a process exist to legally drive a homemade car?

Let's say that I have a very old car, install scrapped, recicled, off-the-shelf and/or handcrafted components, and effectively create a brand new car, completely different fron the original one, both ...
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Marking up a driver's license

I'm not sure if this is the proper place for this question, but I want to know if coloring on a driver license invalidates it. I'm not talking about making real changes - more like coloring in sleeves ...
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How do you pass a DUI test if you're just clumsy?

I never drink or do drugs, but I have tried the "heel-to-toe straight line" test and the "raise your foot for 30 seconds" test, and I find both of them to be difficult or impossible. I have seen ...
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How to stop an alcoholic from driving- distance is an issue

I have a family member who is an alcoholic and I think has been driving drunk. I want to report him and potentially get his license taken away, but no family or friends live close to him, so we have ...
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Could a car get a ticket with no one in the car?

I just saw this youtube video where a Telsa using the Summon feature was pulled over for going through a stop sign. Summon makes it drive itself to a target location to pick up the driver. Say the car ...
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Who needs to take the California driver license renewal test?

A few weeks ago, I went to DMV office in California to renew my driver license. They asked me to take an 18-question renewal test. I took the test and passed it and received my renewed driver license, ...
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Can one pass another vehicle if the line dividing the (two-way) roadway is double, dotted, yellow in California?

Can one pass another vehicle if the line dividing the roadway is double, dotted yellow in California? Example of such a line: Video: https://youtu.be/EL1gieTP3kM. Note it is a two-way street, ...
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Can I sell my license plate tabs to someone else if I no longer need them?

I just moved from one state to a bordering state. I had bought license plate tabs for 2020 in the original state. I had yet to apply the tabs to my original state plates, so they are unused. I just ...
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Being charged with driving while impaired, in the state of Minnesota? While prescribed desoxyn

Or while being prescribed desoxyn by a doctor, Is there a limit of methamphetamine in one's system that can allow one to drive and not be charged with driving while impaired, in the state of ...
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Is it illegal to drive a car by oneself as a foreigner in Myanmar?

Is it illegal to drive a car by oneself as a foreigner (French citizen and US permanent resident) in Myanmar? I have read some for conflicting information, e.g. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/...
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Driving Eligibility with a Valid Foreign License & Learner's Permit Newyork DMV

https://nysdmv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/406/~/drive-with-a-valid-foreign-driver-license-and-a-new-york-state-learner-permit Based on the information in the page, Can anyone please confirm ...
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Driving legally blind

Story I read on a totally different site: A person in California who is legally blind (but can still see a little bit) buys a motorcycle, rides it, and gets stopped by traffic cops. He has no driving ...
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Can former residents of Ontario drive in Ontario with a foreign license?

Under HTA 32(1), No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway unless the motor vehicle is within a class of motor vehicles in respect of which the person holds a driver’s licence issued to ...
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What's the difference between a single solid white line and a double solid white line?

What's the difference between a solid white line and a double solid white line on the United States? I read on https://www.wwinjurylaw.com/blog/2016/november/can-i-cross-over-the-solid-double-white-...
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If someone hits your car while deliberately trying to stop you from merging in very slow traffic who is at fault?

On the highway typically you are at fault as you should merge only when it is safe and after signaling. I.E. the person who hit you cannot be held responsible for you choosing to merge without ...
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Is it a violation to stop at a light in such a way as to prevent Cyclists from passing (USA)?

Hopped over to Bikes.SE to read the claim that "In some Jurisdictions, it is legal for bikes to pass on the right." Is this even true? If it is true, then I'd like to know if the following event I ...
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Can an 18 year old with just a permit drive alone in Colorado?

If you are under 18 [with a permit], Colorado driving laws prohibit you to drive alone. You must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, a driver’s education instructor, or a licensed driver at ...
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Effects of getting traffic tickets when drive in New York with an international driver license

Several days ago, when I drove in New York State with a Canadian driver license, I got two tickets. One is for speeding (I drove at 84 mph at a 65 mph zone); the other is for not restraining my baby (...
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May One Turn Left at a Stop Sign When the Car in the Left Street Is Turning Right? (diagram provided)

After stopping at the stop-sign at a 4-way intersection (2-way stop), is it legal to turn left if the car on the left is turning right? I am asking about New Jersey law in particular. Please provide ...
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What does "resting on" mean in Vehicle Code 27400 VC (drivers aren't allowed to wear headphones in California)?

The California state law Vehicle Code 27400 VC (mirror) states that: A person operating a motor vehicle or bicycle may not wear a headset covering, earplugs in, or earphones covering, resting on, ...