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Questions tagged [traffic]

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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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what an out-of-state drivers should do when got a traffic ticket when driving in NY state

I got a traffic ticket while driving in NY state as I have a valid license from another state. What would be the next step?
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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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May I record videos of bike trips in Copenhagen?

I will travel to Copenhagen and want to cycle around the city to get a feeling for the bike infrastructure that get so much praise. While doing so, I would like to attach a camera to the handlebar or ...
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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 ...
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Recover fees associated with car being impounded

In British Columbia, there is an excessive speeding law where you get a ticket and your car is automatically impounded for 7 days. If you dispute the ticket and win, you do not pay the ticket but you ...
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Who should pay damages when a person gets injured in two car crashes in two weeks?

I was at fault in a minor car accident and the other driver was already injured (after another crash, 1-2 weeks before my accident). Who is responsible for paying the hospital costs of the other ...
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Can a traffic violation ticket be beaten if it was due to a non-compliant road sign?

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices is a set of standards for road signs in the United States. If someone is ticketed due to a violation related to a sign and the sign is found not to be in ...
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What are the restrictions of a probationary driver's license in New Jersey for a 28-year-old

I'm having a hard time understanding what restrictions New Jersey puts on a probationary driver's license for someone who is 28 years old, as most of the explanations online are geared towards ...
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Friend had a right of way accident in a parking lot entrance

In Charleston, SC. What is the speed limit in a parking lot? My friend was cited for failure to yield right of way entering a commercial (grocery store strip mall) parking lot as another driver was ...
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Intimidating driver on rural road

I'm not sure if this is a question for this SA site or if it should be on Interpersonal Skills SA. I live on a dead end rural road, that is about two miles long. A neighbor kid, who lives about 3/4 of ...
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What happens if I don't pay a speeding ticket from New Mexico?

What happens if I don't pay a speeding ticket and am a foreigner? I recently found out, since it is not my native language, that it wasn't just a warning - it was actually a ticket.
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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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What would be the fastest way to sue someone in a traffic accident? Post Accident Legal Strategies

(In America), when there is a traffic accident, it is generally a civil matter that can be resolved between the parties. Several courses of action are available to the parties to resolve the dispute ...
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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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In the United States, is one legally obligated to display vehicle registration in a parking lot?

Per every state law, it's required that every vehicle parked or driven on public roadways displays registration (ie. a license plate), except per certain exemptions (police, military vehicles, etc). ...
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In the United States, if there were no speed limit on the loop, how fast would you go? At what speed would you get ticketed? [closed]

Legally speaking, how fast should you go on a loop without speed limit? At what speed would you get ticketed? I am not looking for an answer like " Just go at a safe speed."
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Recieved bill for traffic tickets that I paid years ago

A while ago, something happened that resulted in my paying nearly $500 in traffic violations. That's fine—it happened, I paid, etc. Six years later, I got a bill for those same violations. This bill ...
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What type of 3 lane roadway is being described in 625 ILCS 5/11-709

In Illinois law 625 ILCS 5/11-709 subsection? b there is text that states the following: (b) Upon a roadway which is divided into 3 lanes and provides for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle shall ...
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Can a cop give a ticket if he's going the other direction?

Recently a high shool friend of mine got nailed with a $450 speeding ticket on a back country road. He'll also have to get pay for the class to get 3 (not sure, might be 4) which is 4 hours on two ...
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Where can one find authoritative answers and explanations of traffic laws?

Who can answer US traffic law questions authoritatively? Does someone in the government answer questions about laws or do we only find out in court? For example, can we expect answers from someone ...
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caused accident in company car - do I need a lawyer?

While driving a rental car provided by my company, I hit another car. The rental car (the one I was driving) was insured by my company. I just learned that the driver of the car I hit has started a ...
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Use original trial witness testimony against witness in new trial?

Appeal court reversed municipal court judgement and ordered new trial. During the new trial, can I use the officer's testimony from the first trial? The officer's first trial testimony contradicts ...
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Is there any way I could sue ezpass?

Is there any way I could sue ezpass? For no reason ez pass MA did not charge my credit card claiming it does not work and send me invoice plus late fees!
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Insurer charging both parties an excess

2 cars collide in a minor collision. The drivers are both insured with the same insurance company and both have comprehensive insurance. The insurance company comes up with a determination that both ...
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Does a speeder have the right of way?

You’re driving the speed limit in a U.S. state with an absolute speed limit (e.g., Florida). You need to change lanes. A vehicle behind you in that lane is exceeding the speed limit. Who has the right ...