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Would it be legal to build a self driving car?

If I wanted to build a self driving car, and had the money, equipment, and knowledge to do do, would it be legal? Could I take my hands off the wheel/feet off the pedals while driving, as long as I ...
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What possible penalties can there be for failing to comply with rule 286 of the UK highway code?

Rule 286 requires one to give one's name and address to another party in the case of an accident, but what is the penalty range for non compliance?
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What are the Legal obligations of a bicyclist who accidentally scratches one’s empty parked car?

What are an uninsured bicyclist’s legal liabilities and responsibilities in England who accidentally runs into thus leaving a minor scratch on an empty parked car? In case of a motorist who is ...
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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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Seller signed title but buyer completed info

I traded my truck for work to be completed on my house , I signed the title but did not put buyers name or any other info , he filled it in and got it in his name and has not completed the work on my ...
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How to get a motorcycle to a skills test

I have a motorcycle skills test at a North Carolina DMV to hopefully pass the skills portion of the requirements. I currently have a valid car drivers license. The motorcycle in question has a legal ...
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Is a BFP’s title defect a bar from transfer — theft, larceny and conversion?

This is a follow-up question on a question mini series — please see them at the bottom. In the previous episode, Joe, a BFP, purchased a Buick from Fred where converted the Buick from Sally on false ...
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Can bona fide purchasers transfer the title of real estate or a motor vehicle?

This is a follow up question of the question entitled "Equity's darling": How do U.S. courts overcome bona fide purchasers?", and seeks the answer to what happens when BFP's engage in ...
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Can a manufacturer be imposed civil penalties under Song-Beverly after a vehicle replacement was accepted?

Bob purchased a vehicle for $75,001 which eventually meets the lemon law presumption of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, and Bob serves a statutory notice upon the manufacturer about its duties ...
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Is it legal to obscure the address on V5C(W) (logbook)?

A family member has just purchased a car from an entity that was purporting to be a car dealer, and the V5C(W) (part of the document that defines the registered keeper) with which they were provided ...
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Can buyer sue the seller who sold a car to the seller of a car?

If person A is a criminal man and changes the odometer of a used car then sells it to person B, then after some time person B who doesn't know about the truth advertises the car with the fake mileage ...
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How can somebody pay taxes of a "gifted" car?

Suppose someone buys a used car for cash, and the seller says "I will write in the title that it's a gift to avoid sales tax, instead of giving you a discount". Suppose further that the ...
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Can service on a potential civil suit defendant be performed directly even if their agent has demanded otherwise?

Bob buys a car that meets the "lemon-law" presumption of California's lemon laws; to collect civil penalties for non-willful violations, he needs to serve a notice on the manufacturer. But ...
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How does Colorado law protect victims of odometer fraud?

I'm trying to understand how Colorado law regards odometer fraud, and also what actions may be taken (and when) to follow up on odometer fraud. First question: Is odometer fraud a felony or a ...
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On what type of area, land or territory can you abandon your vehicle in California without providing a right to anyone to get your vehicle towed?

...Other than land, area or territory of your own or under your control or one you have contractual permission for. For 4 weeks? And for 3 months? More?
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What effect does this ruling have on the burden of proof, if any?

“[T]he Act does not require consumers to take any affirmative steps to secure relief for the failure of a manufacturer to service or repair a vehicle to conform to applicable warranties—other than, of ...
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Somebody's mother was scammed by a car dealer. What laws might apply?

Imagine that earlier today, a person was buying a car. They are in their 70s, but relatively competent. They landed on what they thought was a pre-owned 2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature, valued at about $...
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Lemon Law: May civil penalties be assessed for the damages more than once and each up to 2 times thereafter?

Hypo... Bob buys a vehicle for $20,000 with a balance on the new vehicle warranty from the manufacturer; however, soon finds out that the engine, the AC and the radio do not conform to the written ...
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What is the difference between obtaining title to a car and registering a car?

In the United States, a person can obtain a government-issued "certificate of title" for a car. There is also a "registration" process, and there are registration forms. What is ...
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Is it legal to issue private road notices on public estates in the UK

This morning I parked my car around the corner in a new housing estate and walked to work. When I got back to my car, I found this stuck on the windshield... The housing estate is completely new and ...
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Seek second opinion for failed vehicle inspection

I brought my car to a mechanic for an annual state inspection. The mechanic identified a defect which prevented them from passing the car. I brought the vehicle to a different mechanic, disclosed the ...
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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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I purchased a vehicle with my money for a business and now the business owner is claiming it is his [closed]

There are two titles because the original owner thought he lost the title in the past and requested a duplicate title and didn't realized he gave me the original. Using the original title I obtained ...
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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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List of motor vehicle work (car or motorcycle) that requires licensed mechanic when performed by a for-profit business in Ontario?

When I retire, I'd like to open up my own garage, but don't want the overhead and stress of having to hire a licensed mechanic, and don't want to get certified myself. I know there are certain things ...
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Can I become a resident without changing my car registration? Co-lessee and lease are in Texas; the car and I moved to Pennsylvania

Recently I moved to PA after graduating from WV. I, my car, and my car's lease (from a credit union) are from Texas. When I leased, my dad got on it with me so I could go through his credit union. He'...
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How would I claim an abandoned car I found on my property I want to restore?

I do not own the title or have any registration but it’s been sitting in the woods for at least 5 years. I want to restore it but I don’t want to invest money and not be able to own it. This is in the ...
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Liability of non-fault driver after impact

I have seen many dash cam videos that show cars impacting then just rolling on without driver input until they roll into something solid. It seems that after impact some drivers just take their hands ...
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Friend wants to put me on his insurance, how can this bite me in the ass if we get into an accident?

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON STATE, PIERCE COUNTY, TACOMA CITY I have a house mate who is disabled due to a stroke and cannot drive his car. He suggested to me that I can drive his car and in return i ...
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Does Council removal of a vehicle constitute Trespass to Chattel?

Recently recieved a notice stuck on my car windscreen, Which is a removal Notice giving 7 days to remove the vehichle. or Until the 16th of November. I live in Norwich in the Uk & the local ...
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Car left in storage unit

Assume that Bob owns a car that is not up to code. Because he can't fix it, he stores it in a Pennsylvanian storage location without insurance. Because Bob didn't pay that, it defaulted and the ...
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How many vehicles can I register under my name in Virginia (USA)?

I'm currently trying to move all my business cars under my name and I was wondering if there is any limit on how many vehicles I can have registered under my name or under my business? I couldn't find ...
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Does the hit and run statutes also apply for accidents in private property in California?

I know that a hit and run is a misdemeanor in California when there are only property damages, but does this also applies to a collision in a private property? How is a typical bump in a parking lot ...
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Does EU law require permanent usage of catalytic converters in cars? [closed]

Many countries have vehicles with permanently active catalytic converters despite the fact that they lower efficiency and produce more carbon dioxide for the same mechanical power output. The gases ...
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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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How can someone sell their car in California whilst overseas?

How can someone sell a car in California without being present to sign the required documents (title etc)? Selling a car in California requires the seller to sign documents such as the title, when ...
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What tenant laws apply if there is a non-code compliant living situation in CA?

I'm living in an RV in El Dorado County, CA where like in many counties, it is illegal to occupy a motorhome on residential property. Of course, El Dorado County is so rural that many people do it. ...
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Have I not understood what "Uber" is?

I just watched a random video where an Uber driver is stopped by the cops, and the cops eventually mention that "there's a lot of history on this vehicle", and mention that it makes sense that there ...
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Accusing me of committing hit and run (when I didn’t)

I got a call from an investigator from Arlington Texas informing me that a couple has accused me of hitting their car in in December in their apartment complex parking lot. The husband stepped out of ...
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Canadian's car in USA

I live in Boston MA with a TD visa. I don't want to buy a car in USA. Can I drive my Canadian car (car registered in Canada) here? How long can I drive it? How about car insurance? Any detailed ...
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What is the difference between thinking auto insurance claim with or without a lawyer?

When in an accident, i contacted my insurance company to start a claim. My general understanding that if I'll take lawyer to pursue the other insurance company, any settlement would be split between ...
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Does an Equipment Failure Count as a Test Failure for California DMV?

This is not about me, but it is a question that has come up with someone I know. In California, if you show up to take the DMV drive test, and you can't take the test because of an equipment failure (...
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Is the car in my possession part of my household effects?

The Netherlands have a tax on the acquisition or import of private motor vehicles (BPM) which can be fairly expensive depending on what car you have. I am moving from Germany to the Netherlands and ...
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We sold a salvage car as-is. The buyer can't get it Titled. Do we have to fix it?

We recently sold a car that we weren't aware there was a salvage title on. The money has already been exchanged and the title signed over to them. The buyers, discovering its salvage status, are now ...
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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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Transferring non-operational vehicle title to new owner in different state

I recently got married, and my new father in law gifted us a classic vehicle that needs a bit of repair to be operational. The vehicle is currently titled in California as a non-operational vehicle, ...
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Legal to drive a car without front tag out of registered state?

In the U.S. some states do not require cars to display license plates on the front of a vehicle, but a majority require plates on both the front and rear, as shown in the map below. My car is ...
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Do the 'not responsible for windshield damage' signs on the back of gravel-hauling trucks actually provide immunity?

Everyone who has driven on the highway knows the frustration of being stuck behind that gravel-laden truck that is slowly leaking rocks as you hear the 'ping ping ping' noises of them bouncing off ...
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Motorcycle chariot subject to FL motor vehicle laws

How might the motorcycle chariot's of 1930's Australia fit into today's Florida motor vehicle statutes? Specifically, could I legally drive one on the streets while operating it from the chariot? My ...
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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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