Questions tagged [traffic]

Use this for questions involving vehicles and/or pedestrians on roadways. Also consider whether any of the following tags are more appropriate: speeding, driving, transportation

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Right Turn on Red with No Sign Visible [on hold]

I made a right turn on red onto a major drive in Atlanta, GA. The police officer who pulled me over wrote the wrong intersection on the ticket which did have a 'no right turn on red sign, however, ...
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Is a police car parked perpendicular to the road (with flashing lights) sufficient by itself to legally establish road closure to all traffic?

Is a police car parked perpendicular to the road (with flashing lights) sufficient by itself to legally establish road closure to all traffic -- including non-thru (i.e. local) traffic to a residence ...
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Is a red arrow equivalent to a red light?

Scenario: A traffic light with a standard red yellow green array, and a second red yellow green ARROW array. Example: In the picture, the green arrow is on, but the red light is on, meaning you may ...
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How do free-speech protections in the United States apply in public to corporate misrepresentations?

Last night, I was driving behind a truck that had a very official-looking sign like this: (Sign says, "WARNING STAY BACK 200 FT. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN WINDSHIELDS!") Some cursory Googling ...
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How to use the vehicle horn to communicate? [closed]

I know people use the car horn to get the attention of another drivers or pedestrians. What other ways do people use the horn to communicate that may not be the same everywhere? Can you break any ...
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Does reporting reckless drivers do anything?

Unfortunately, in my neighborhood (in California) a lot of drivers roll through stop signs and red lights, while turning right, sometimes almost hitting the pedestrians. Do the pedestrians have any ...
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Do drivers have a right to remain in their vehicle? [duplicate]

If stopped by a police officer, do drivers have a right to remain in their vehicle? I’m unable to find any specific RCW regulation for Washington state. I feel that a person, not the subject of ...
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Where are North Carolina U-Turn and other traffic laws written when not found in the General Statute?

North Carolina General Statute Chapter 20 - Motor Vehicles mentions a U-Turn only once. In § 20-140.3 (page 401): On those sections of highways which are or become a part of the National System of ...
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Is it legal to flee the scene of an accident to get help?

Let's say that I'm in an car accident in which the driver of the other vehicle is injured. I originally stop to render aid and do what little I can to help the other driver, but they appear to have ...
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How a criminal speeding citation of 104 mph in a 75 mph zone will affect my immigration status (F1 visa)?

I recently received a criminal speeding citation for driving at 104 mph in 75 mph zone in Arizona. I have clean driving history without any prior citation or accident. I am an international citizen on ...
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Are Fast Lanes Legal?

I've seen plenty of signs that say things like "Slower Traffic Keep Right," in fact some of them even threaten a fine if you disobey. So I think it is fair to assert that the US Department of ...
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Can I cross the road?

Scenario (see mostly accurate diagram below): normal road with traffic lights for cars (horizontal) no traffic lights for cars (vertical) horizontal traffic lights are red (cars stopped) cars going ...
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Cyclist contacts overtaking car - who is at fault?

Say a car narrowly overtakes a cyclist who at that moment starts to signal that they want to turn by extending their arm outwards toward the car. The car left so little room that the cyclist ...
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Involved in a hit and run where I didn't know there was a hit and left the scene. What now? [closed]

I was involved in an accident, but I didn't know it happened. Another driver merged into the lane I was in aggressively and made contact with my car, but between me honking, yelling(as most probably ...
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I received a notice of toll violation, but I believe I paid my tolls. How to dispute? [closed]

I visited Illinois at the end of last year. I used Google maps to route my trip and made sure to stop by every toll booth indicated on the way. I received a notice of toll violation, though. Looking ...
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What can a city do for parking tickets

I have read the question and answer here: Are parking tickets enforcable But I would like to know that if a person got a parking ticket in Pennsylvania for a street sweeper violation and didn't know ...
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Neighbor blocks our narrow road with his cars specially when parking, can we file a criminal case against them?

This is going for years now. And you'll actually have a bad day when you encounter it. The thing is, in the Philippines our roads are narrow. The road into our subdivision is only 2 lanes, which ...
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When did the speed limit on this road change?

Here is a diagram of a section of road I drive on to work (traveling top-to-bottom) The last sign on my way out of town (shown in the top left of the picture) says "SPEED LIMIT 45". A couple of ...
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Is there a minimum speed limit on US hwy 60 in OK? Are bicycles legal on US hwy 60 in OK?

I had this experience about 4 years ago (which actually culminated a series of many similar experiences) where I was cycling my way back home (Missouri) from a bicycle trip to Cancun MX. In ...
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Photo Moving Violation Tickets in DC [closed]

I was driving my Out of State car in DC last year ( actually the car is in my Wife's Name but we are both listed as drivers on the Insurance Policy) when a Photo Camera issued 2 tickets for moving ...
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Is the Judge allowed to ask about your nationality or citizenship during a speeding ticket hearing?

I am of Indian origin, legally living in the United States. For my speeding ticket hearing, the Judge asked me in front of the entire court house; "Are you from Pakistan? I replied "no" with an answer,...
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Definition of Accident

The offense of "leaving the scene of an accident" or "failure to remain at the scene of an accident" is found in many jurisdictions. Can this charge be laid if the police believe that the driver ...
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Can 2 cars go at the same time at a stop sign?

The first car stops at the stops sign line and then pulls up to the edge of the road at an intersection. The second car stops at the stop sign line behind the first car. When the traffic is clear is ...
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Could a municipality be punished for extortionate enforcement of speed limits?

It is a common sight on American highways. You are driving down a highway with, say, a 55 mph speed limit, and upon entering a town it rapidly drops to 45 or 35 mph. Then right around the next corner ...
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Can a not-at-fault driver w/out required auto insurance sue for auto accident damages?

Can a not-at-fault driver w/out required auto insurance sue for auto accident damages? The question came up while watching two different TV judges making different decisions in very similar cases: one ...
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The Highway Code and private land - parking and controlled parking zone (by private company)

I work in a company whose premises are located in a business park (6 buildings total, parking lots, access roads and main road connect them all). Unfortunately parking is at a premium here, so ...
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How much testimony is necessary to prove beyond reasonable doubt for traffic stops?

How much testimony of an officer is necessary for traffic stop in USA to prove beyond a reasonable doubt? How specific does the officer's observation have to be? For a failure to maintain lamp ...
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In California, who has right of way when two cars try to get to the same lane at same time?

In a highway with 3 lanes, if a car driving in the left lane and another car driving in the right lane decide at same time to change lane to the middle lane, who has the right of way? In Texas, ...
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How can I object to a traffic fine subsequently when I didn't know the formalities?

On a recent visit to Belgium, I was fined for an alleged traffic offence as a pedestrian. In brief, I didn't notice an order by hand signal, because it was given outside my field of view. I doubt that ...
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What is the procedure when being pulled over for a known officer? [closed]

I have my own opinions about what is best for you to do when getting pulled over. I am hoping I may have missed anything I could add. What are things that a driver can do to make the stop as seamless ...
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Can “No Thru Traffic” signs be enforced in New Hampshire

I was reading an article that said in California "No Thru Traffic" signs cannot legally be enforced (aside from the temporary ones used for construction work). I searched Google but cannot find ...
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How does the US legal system treat car accidents with pedestrian casualties?

2 years ago in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a guy was driving 105 km/h (max allowed 60) through red light and killed two teenage girls on crosswalk. He didn't even bother to stop. Instead, he called his ...
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Can a judge put me under oath for closing statements?

For a municipal traffic ticket trial in USA, can a judge put me under oath as I am about to give a closing statement? I declined to testify and accepted to give a closing statement instead. The judge ...
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I am trying to renew my NJ Drivers License

I am trying to renew my NJ Drivers License but have problems regarding proof of address. I am a Catholic Priest who belongs to a Religious Order, ( the Franciscans) and I do not have a credit card or ...
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Am I required to report my Multiple Sclerosis to the DMV?

I was recently told that in every state, you must report to the DMV if you have MS. However, I can not find anything to verify this. Is this correct? Specifically, I live in Alabama, but would be ...
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What can I do if police did not record video in car dashcam for a traffic ticket in NJ, USA?

Are police required to record in car dashcam video for traffic tickets in NJ, USA? A town in NJ said not all of their police cars record video. Is there any way to find out if they aren’t telling 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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Requesting police report and criminal applications

I am in Massachusetts and I got a criminal traffic citation. How can I request police report and criminal citations?
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What can I do about angry drivers as a bicyclist?

I live in Berkeley, CA, and I often bike to the nearest grocery store along a designated "bicycle boulevard". The street is mostly residential. I try to keep as near to the sidewalk as is safe without ...
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Can you charge someone with perjury during a traffic stop

If a dashcam shows one party is 100% at fault, but they tell the officer at the scene another story and tells it very loudly (like volume vindicates their guilt), can we charge the driver with perjury?...
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Citation when trying to go to the mechanic to fix the flat tire. Part 2.

I was in Massachusetts and had flat tires and was going to the mechanic to fix them. The police gave me a citation for "negligent operation of vehicles". I now find out that it has criminal ...
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Citation when trying to go to the mechanic to fix the flat tire

I was in Massachusetts and had flat tires and was going to the mechanic to fix them. The police gave me a citation for "negligent operation of vehicles". I would appreciate your advice whether it is ...
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How long will a person be imprisoned for failing to pay red light ticket in USA?

If a person is arrested at airport or pulled over by cop for a warrant issued coz of an unpaid red light ticket, how long is the person kept in Jail ? From my understanding he/she is kept in jail, ...
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Can a judge increase the speed on a traffic ticket?

I had a trial de novo today for a 22349(a), cited for 80 mph. At court when discussing the case, the officer gave his introductory statement and alleged that his radar clocked me at 90 mph but that he ...
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Driving on suspended license

I got a ticket for driving on suspended license. I appeared for arraignment but the court did not have any record of it. How long does the officer have to file that ticket in the state of Michigan.
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Pedestrian Hit because Stopped in Crosswalk

There was a Reddit discussion about this gif, which shows an accident involving a man stopped at a crosswalk who is basically invisible from a distance due to a bright light. Some are saying the ...
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Does the freedom of information act allow for bulk data requests?

The freedom of information act in my state (Michigan) seems to be written in a way that favor's "per record" requests. However, in order to show a trend in one direction or another bulk data must be ...
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Right of way: U-turn vs right turn (California)

I see this all the time, and it's often a topic of debate among friends. I'm curious to know what the answer is. I can see it going either way. Car at red light making right turn and another car ...
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Traffic court processing time

I received 2 tickets nearly 13 years ago in Alabama. I went to prison on unrelated charges. I just got out, I tried to get my driver license, found out they are suspended because of the tickets. I ...
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Legal to “drive” without a license [duplicate]

Simeone v. Lindsay, 65 Atl. 778, 779; Hannigan v. Wright, 63 Atl. 234, 236: The RIGHT of the citizen to DRIVE on the public street with freedom from police interference, unless he is engaged in ...