Questions tagged [motor-vehicle]

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Selling a used car with unknown miles, bill of sale and title question

I'm a private individual selling to a business (a wrecking service) in the state of Alabama. My car is dead, doesn't start, the business agreed to buy it off me knowing all of this. However, since ...
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Value of parts on a totaled car [MO, US]

Suppose I was driving a totaled car and hit by someone, damaging one side mirror. The mirror was in good condition before this accident, although the car was totaled. Can I file a claim against his ...
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Texas excessive fining

I am just curious if it is legal for Texas to issue a ticket, once the ticket is issued you are automatically also required to pay a surcharge to keep your license from being suspended and on top of ...
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Car runs worse since repair after shady dealer interaction

I got some spark plugs replaced on my car, which I got quoted cheaper than the cost of parts due to an error in the dealership's system. The labour was supposed to be quoted for 3-4 hours plus the ...
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What rights do these 3 individuals have regarding a semi abandoned car?

I live in MA and was going to sell a vehicle to a RI resident. 8 months ago we verbally agreed on a price and that they would purchase the vehicle from me once I received the title from my brother in-...
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Someone forged my signature in the bill of sales

I brought a used car from Mr. A. However it was not his car. He went with Mr. B, the real owner, to an office dealing with auto registration and sign the paper together without me being there. I did ...
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What is the maximum length of a school bus and trailer combination in California?

I have a 40 ft school bus rv conversion and am wondering what kind of vehicle this is legally when it comes to towing. I found some good material saying semis and trailers can be at max 65' long (http:...
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What is the legal and administrative status of honk-on-lock in California?

The California Vehicle Code Section 27001 states (a) The driver of a motor vehicle when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation shall give audible warning with his horn. (b) The horn ...
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Buying motor-vehicle from another country

I'm looking to buy a motorcycle from another country in the EU and bring it back. The motorcycle will be purchased as second hand. For this, there is normally a purchase declaration (a small contract ...
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How would one go about starting an electric car company?

A long time aspiration of mine has been to build an electric car (initially with no autonomous driving capabilities) to take to the public market in California and/or Illinois, as those are my two ...
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Car was registered and insured but proof wasn't in the car

This occurred in California. Can the police give you a ticket for $1,200 for a first time violation with no registration or insurance paperwork in the vehicle? The vehicle was registered and had ...
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UK Consumer Rights Act - Can a third party rectify a fault?

Just over a month ago, I purchased a second hard car from a dealership. The car came with a 3 month warranty which stated that if anything goes wrong, it needs to be taken back to their workshop. ...
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Are seat-belt warning alarms mandatory (in the UK)?

I'm aware that wearing a seatbelt has been mandatory in the UK for many years now, but are seat belt warning alarms mandatory, and if so is there any requirement that they be both visual and auditory? ...
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New Car Sold without Incident Reported

Suppose a customer went into a dealership to buy a new car. It is dark outside, but the customer notices a scratch before the sale and everyone agrees that it will be fixed. After seeing the car in ...
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How do I get my car repaired when there was no formal contract?

A month ago we towed our car to a mechanic. Where we agreed that the engine needed replacing and it would take 4 days. All communication was done over the phone nothing in writing (yes this is wrong I ...
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Accident involving left turn into private drive and a passing vehicle

Where does fault lie in the following situation; and what tickets if any should be issued according to Illinois Motor Vehicle Code and why? Please site IL MVC code that applies. A 3 lane (unmarked) ...
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Vienna Contract on Road Traffic - can I take my E-Bike (Moped) abroad?

I did some research on that topic, but it did not really become clear to me. Situation: I live in Switzerland. Switzerland did not declare to treat Mopeds as Motor Cycles - Article 54 (2). My fast ...
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What to do after a car reported stolen is found by the owner?

I heard that repossessing a stolen property without going through police can be considered theft on its own, so how can the owner of a car that was stolen and reported to police as stolen can legally ...
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Is it legal to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck?

A few years ago a police officer told me it’s not legal for me to ride in the bed of a pickup truck (this is in Michigan and I was well over 18 years old). He “let it go” because it was a short ride ...
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Must I report a car accident to the police?

I live in Connecticut, and that's also where I have my car registered. If I get into a car accident in Connecticut, am I required by law to inform the police? https://www.dmv.com/ct/connecticut/auto-...
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can the location of a smart phone at the time of arrest negate a suspects protection against unreasonable search and seizures?

Incident Background Info: 1. In 2015 A suspect is arrested, and is in possession of a Smart Phone which is locked, and needs a password to gain access. 2. Suspect is pulled over for speeding, and a ...
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What can I legally do with abandoned cars I found on property I recently bought?

They were not seen while inspecting the property prior to sale, because it's a large property and mostly the same throughout. We looked at aerial photography, but it appears they were left there after ...
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Rear end collision in icy conditions

I was driving on a 2 lane undivided road in the left lane. The speed limit was 45, and due to slippery conditions I was going 30, with a 7-8 car length gap in front of me. I saw the vehicle in front ...
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Car has warning sticker it will be towed tomorrow for expired tags, but my plates don't expire for 2 years?

Came out to the parking lot to have a green sticker on my car saying it will be towed tomorrow for expired plates. My plates (on front and back) expire in 2020 and have the sticker on the plates. ...
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Does the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic prohibit driverless cars?

The 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, which the United States and several other countries have ratified, states the following (emphasis added): Chapter II, Article 8, Section 1 (reprinted in ...
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Car registration and license in new state

I have recently moved to Maryland from California and have brought my car with me. I know that I need to do the following: Change insurance policy from CA to MD Get a MD drivers license Get a vehicle ...
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Connecticut, USA: Spousal right to use vehicle purchased before marriage?

Hypothetical situation in CT, USA: Before A and B are Married... A owns 2 vehicles. B owns 0 vehicles. During marriage... A is the sole source of income. B did not have a job when they met, and ...
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Can California counties make their own traffic laws?

The state lays out traffic laws pretty clearly, but our county has some specific traffic needs (winter/snow issues). We're looking at having flasing green on recovery vehicles on route to their jobs. ...
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Responsibility for causing damage to someone else's car when there is no collision

In order to avoid collision with the driver of a car who made a wildly optimistic illegal left turn, I had to push my brake pedal all the way to the floor and stop far more suddenly then one would in ...
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Covering up a non-essential part of a license plate

I was given a license plate with "In God we Trust" above the numbers. Later I learned that this was supposed to be a choice, and I was given none. Am I permitted to place a sticker over this slogan? I ...
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Restrictions of private tow companies in Arizona regarding holding the vehicle for payment

I live in Arizona, and around 5 years ago, my car was towed out of my parking spot in my apartment complex, because I forgot to put the registration sticker on the plate. I was able to research it on ...
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Express Warranty on Private Car Purchase

Can statements made about a car's quality be treated as an express warranty? Is there a specific statute that establishes this? I've heard before that things that someone tells you about a car's ...
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How do we get title for an abandoned vehicle?

I have a motorcycle sitting in my garage where the owner, my friend, committed suicide. The deceased owner's brother lives in another state and claims that he has the title that the deceased ...
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Is it legal to pull over a vehicle in Oregon for having a tail light out if there are more than two tail lights?

Me and a colleague got into an argument, and I need help figuring out the legality/truth of the situation. In Oregon, the law states that you must have two tail lights on a motor vehicle (as long as ...
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Electric personal delivery device use on local street

I wonder whether Electric personal delivery device (EPDD) is forbidden to use local street in residential neighborhoods (the lowest level of "highway" ever). There is an amendment to the Virginia ...