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Which has right of way: a funeral procession or a stopped school bus?

In Massachusetts, I recently witnessed a funeral procession going one way on a road. In the other direction on the road was a school bus that stopped opposite the middle of the funeral procession and ...
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Adding reflective tape to personal vehicle

Backstory: A few nights ago I was tailgated by a driver with unnecessarily-bright lights (likely stock, but still... when I can see my shadow on the road in front of me that seems excessive). I was ...
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How close from a bus stop sign am I allowed to park my car in Washington state?

I wonder how close from a bus stop sign I am allowed to park my car in Washington state. If that depends on the city, I'm interested in Spokane. If that depends on the county, I'm interested in ...
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Can BAC (blood alcohol content) be interpolated for DUI/DWI criminal prosecution?

It is common for a statutory BAC (blood alcohol content) level to determine whether the operator of a motor vehicle is guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI, which in some states is called DWI ...
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Are there any restrictions regarding the use of a GPS device while driving a car in the U.S

More specifically, are there any distinctions between using a smartphone, dedicated GPS device, or a built-in system (similar to the car radio), while driving (i.e. car in motion on a public road), ...
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Until otherwise signposted, do Dutch highways default to a 130 km/h maximum speed even during daytime?

Dutch highways default to a 130 km/h speed limit (per article 21 of the Dutch Traffic Law). In the current situation, all Dutch highways have a reduced speed limit of 100 km/h between 6:00 and 19:00 ...
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Arrested in Georgia for a DUI with an out of state drivers license

It is my understanding that if you are arrested for a DUI in Georgia and you have a Georgia driver's license you have to attend a ALS hearing or having your driver's license suspended. Am I right ...
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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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Why is it illegal to drive with only parking lights, even during the day?

According to the California Vehicle Code, "No vehicle shall be driven at any time with the parking lamps lighted except when the lamps are being used as turn signal lamps or when the headlamps are ...
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Does a person have to be in the drivers seat while driving in Virginia?

Does a person have to be in the drivers seat while driving in Virginia? You do not have to wear a seat belt if you get a doctors note or if your a taxi driver and there is no law about keeping hands ...
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If a vehicle is pulled over are the passengers under any obligations?

In most/all jurisdictions when a car is pulled over by the police it is required to stop and the driver has some obligations, usually related providing documents showing their ownership of the vehicle,...
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do you put on a signal when you follow the driveway but changing direction

I hope i'm on the right forum. Following the green arrow, you are turning right, but following your driveway. Does the law require to put on a right signal? What about going straight (blue arrow). Do ...
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Rule Priority vs Rule Exception difference from legal perspective in driving rules

I am from non law background, but struggling to understand what types of rules will qualify as rule exception and what falls under rule priority. As if we go to rule book like California DMV or German ...
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Liability for a driver hitting a concrete-filled pumpkin on purpose

This YouTube short video describes a man (let's call him Peter) who has placed Halloween pumpkins at the end of his driveway, only to have the pumpkins intentionally run over by car drivers, so as a ...
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California: Bob is going on a trip. Mechanic is fixing his car. Bob reached out to get it back, but M is unresponsive. Can M charge for storage?

This is a follow-up to California: A mechanic serviced Bob's car, has it in his shop, and verbally agreed to buy it from him. Is Bob liable for accidents before it's sold? and it contains a ...
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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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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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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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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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Liability insurance requirements when renting a car

Traveling can be a somewhat confusing time, legally speaking, because the distant jurisdiction you're traveling in may have different requirements from your normal place or residence. And there's ...
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Can a car's infotainment system, or Android Auto, be used while driving as a minor in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, the law is that minors cannot use electronic devices. It's not really clear what this involves though. It sounds like I cannot mount my phone to the dashboard and use it that way, ...
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Drinking and Driving in Georgia

If a person is convicted of drunk driving (due to an illegal drug in his/her system) in state of Georgia, what is the typical punishment if it is a first time offense? Is jail likely?
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Infraction on expired license plate for transferring of ownership

i'm an international student who just moved to Washington last month. Because my school is quite a distance from my home, i decided to buy a car for convenience. I bought the car in September 23rd, ...
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I have an International Driving Permit (1949 convention) issued on July 1 2022: is it valid until June 30, 2023 end of day or July 1, 2023 end of day?

Also, end of day in which time zone? Country of issuance or country where one is currently located? I read the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic but didn't see the answer.
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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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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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Can a homeowner's association take disciplinary action against traffic violations that occur on a city road that is the main artery?

There is a road that goes through my community and is the only way for non-emergency motorized vehicles to enter. This road is owned by the city. Assuming the HOA's regulations allow enforcement of ...
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