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Can I roam around the City at Midnight just to spend the time?

Do I have the rights to roam or drive my motorcycle around my city in India at midnight just to pass the time? I am from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in India.
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UK Traffic Cameras

I have seen traffic cameras on UK motorways with a sign saying something along the lines of "Traffic Camera Not working" Is there a reason why they put up this notice? If there was no notice ...
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Fined and suspended license for not appearing on court when driver did not knew about it

This was an actual situation I witnessed, but I am doing the question in a generic format to avoid identifying parties. Background: A driver was on a highway above the speed limit. The driver was ...
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Do speed-limit signs on portable speed displays have legal force?

As a traffic-calming measure, the local police department will place portable "your speed is" radar units in various places. These have a display showing your current speed and, below it, an ...
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Hobbyist electronics in cars

In order to place a professional electronics product inside a car or other vehicle moving in traffic, it has to be put through mandatory type approval, a test carried out by a neutral 3rd party test ...
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Ontario Speeding: Does filing an appeal for a conviction by HTA Reg 340/94 (30km/h over) automatically grant an immediate stay of license suspension?

My sister, really unfortunately got her first speeding ticket. 30km/h over as a G2 Driver and we had no idea how severe of a matter this was. She lost the ticket and decided she was going to pay it ...
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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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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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Can software legally collect information on it's users without disclosing that it is doing so?

I am a software engineer and I am currently working with a little bit of software security related research. The project I am working with touches the subject of Computer Game Cheating Software (...
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fighting a parking ticket in NJ

I received a parking ticket for overnight parking on a public street in NJ. The municipality apparently has an ordnance against overnight parking but there was no signage on the roads. I believe NJ ...
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do you put on a signal when you follow the driveway but changing direction

I hope i'm on the right forum. Following the green arrow, you are turning right, but following your driveway. Does the law require to put on a right signal? What about going straight (blue arrow). Do ...
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Protected left turn to the right lane to enter a gas station on the immediate corner?

In Washington State and most states that I'm aware of the law on turning left into a road with 2 lanes of travel to the left stipulate that the driver should make the turn into the leftmost "...
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Riding an elephant on a UK road

If I needed to move an elephant from Warrington to Peterborough, would I be able to ride it there? I know it is illegal to ride an elephant on the motorway, so it would be using A and B roads only. ...
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Is it legal to have a two driver’s licenses if one is from another country?

In the USA, in almost every case, possessing two driver’s licenses from different states (e.g., California and Georgia) is illegal. I’m wondering about a related situation - is it legal to have two ...
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Research basis for left-lane passing laws

-- Question -- Does anyone have links to research indicating that: impeding the flow of traffic in the left-most lane causes more accidents than speeding. -- Context -- I want to drive at or ...
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Is it legal to build your own car navigational system?

I am trying to build my own car navigational system and vehicle informational system. I am in North Carolina so NC G.S. § 20-136.1 is the main reference point I am starting from. This just explains ...
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May One Turn Left at a Stop Sign When the Car in the Left Street Is Turning Right? (diagram provided)

After stopping at the stop-sign at a 4-way intersection (2-way stop), is it legal to turn left if the car on the left is turning right? I am asking about New Jersey law in particular. Please provide ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How do I find the correct fine/fee/bail for a municipal code parking violation?

I received a citation for San Jose Municipal Code 11.36.290 which is for parking a commercial vehicle over 10,000 pounds in a residential area. The fine was for $490, as well as the inclusion of a ...
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Speed bumps on public ways illegal in Massachusetts?

I had the recollection that it was illegal in Massachusetts to have speed bumps in public ways, however, on searching the laws today I could find no statute to that effect. Is there such statute? Am ...
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When are NYC "Bus Only" lanes restricted to buses only?

Here is a video of a NYC taxi driver going up on 1st Ave catching green lights at every intersection from 1st to 125th St.* The driver spends a significant amount of time in a lane marked "BUS ONLY" ...
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Who is legally responsible for the traffic signage of a drive thru that intersects a sidewalk?

So here is the setup: Drivers keep coming in through the oneway drive thru even though the "do no enter" sign is there. Although, to the credit of the people who do this, the sign is a bit high off ...
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Criminal procedure to dismiss a case

When one has been summoned to a pre-trial conference in a municipal court over a minor traffic offense, if one wants to request, pro se, from the judge a dismissal of the case, it would seem to be ...
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Shared Use Symbol

With regard to "Shared Use Symbol", the link says "this symbol, also called a sharrow, is used to represent that both vehicles and bicycles are permitted to use the travel lane. The ...
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Can two municipalities offer reciprocal traffic enforcement over a shared border road? (US)

Is there any precedent/legal framework for which two municipalities whose border is defined by the middle of a road could allow for traffic enforcement for both, rather than each having jurisdiction ...
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Can you recover an original traffic citation in California after the court retention time frame?

the USCIS is asking me for all criminal records or traffic offenses since I arrived in the United States 7 years ago. My only incident so far has been a traffic ticket for not showing evidence of ...
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If someone erroneously places a sticker on my car, are they obliged to remove it and, if necessary, clean any residual mark left by it?

I parked my car in some parking lot and the security mistakenly placed a sticker in it warning that it may get towed even though I did have the authorization to park my park at that location. I don't ...
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What are my options after a road rage incident?

I was in an incident today where a driver cut me off and slammed on his brakes to attempt to make me rear end him. After this he got out of his car, yelled at me, told me to come out of mine and fight....
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Should I actively try to tell If I am being ticketed?

I lived in Finland for two months. During these two months, I have submitted a form, where I told finnish postal service that my Finnish address is the one where they should deliver my mail. A week ...
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What are the priorities/rules for pedestrian crossings without lights?

On Euston Road in London there are several pedestrian crossings marked just by dots or little painted squares. They have no pedestrian lights, so do not seem to be covered by the bird obsessions (...
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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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Are traffic court prosecutors required to watch dashcam videos before presenting officers witness testimony?

Dashcam video can contradict an officer's testimony or police report, so are prosecutors required to watch dashcam video before trial to ensure the officer's testimony is true? When a discovery ...
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