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U.S. regulations regarding automobile frame design, specifically joint binding limitations?

If a company wanted to become a high volume automobile manufacturer, but the joints of their frames were held together by fasteners rather than welding, would they be allowed to sell in the U.S.? ...
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Do I need to register title for my car after a crash from dealer to licensing office?

Suppose I bought a used car with cash. On the way from dealership to vehicle registration office, the car ran into a severe crash and suffered a total loss. Do I still need to register my vehicle? ...
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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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Private bought car not as advertised

I have purchased a car privately, that I have since been advised by a mechanic is in very poor condition and is likely a classic case of patch it up so it runs long enough to sell. I purchased the ...
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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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Do I owe DMV Registration Late Fees if I move to a new state?

(I apologize if this is a mundane question) I allowed my Texas DMV registration for a vehicle to lapse for several years since I was not driving it during that time. I hauled it to Louisiana when I ...
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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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DMV Junior License

If I’m in Nassau county valley stream NY, and in the mornings(7am) want to take my brother, and 2 neighbors to our high school, am I allowed to?
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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 ...