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Questions tagged [traffic]

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What is the speed limit in a school zone the moment it becomes active?

Let's say a vehicle enters an inactive school zone going exactly the speed limit of 30mph. Then the school zone (20mph) turns on while the vehicle is still inside. What is the current speed limit ...
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Were there any broken laws, unlawful orders or violation of rights during this traffic stop?

Here is a video of a traffic stop in Sacramento, California. Questions: Did the police or the detainee break any laws? Did the police issue any unlawful orders? In particular, was the order to roll ...
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Increased speed limit and decreased speed limit signs located ~1/3 mile apart on opposite side of road. When is it legal to increase speed?

Sorry for the confusing title, this is kind of hard to describe. I just moved to western MA. In my new town, there is this road where on one side, the speed limit goes from 40 to 30, but on the other ...
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If someone hits your car while deliberately trying to stop you from merging in very slow traffic who is at fault?

On the highway typically you are at fault as you should merge only when it is safe and after signaling. I.E. the person who hit you cannot be held responsible for you choosing to merge without ...
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Is it a violation to stop at a light in such a way as to prevent Cyclists from passing (USA)?

Hopped over to Bikes.SE to read the claim that "In some Jurisdictions, it is legal for bikes to pass on the right." Is this even true? If it is true, then I'd like to know if the following event I ...
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Can I be fined for the intention to commit a traffic violation, after the police prevented me from carrying through?

After having stopped at a red traffic light, seeing the intersection empty, I was about to get on by bike and turn right when a police officer behind me informed me that doing so would mean a €100 ...
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Does Double Jeopardy apply to civil cases?

Once upon a time I was issued TWO citations for the same instance of illegally parking my car. One citation came from the property owner (it was a private pay-to-park lot), and the other came from the ...
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Who has right of way between a legal u-turn vs car driving out of a parking lot as per Texas rules?

A car stopped in a left-only lane (not a traffic signal/intersection) on a main street and was making a u-turn (it is not prohibited) and no-through traffic from the opposite side. The car turns and ...
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Can plaintiff and defendant both want the same thing (court order)

My friend recently sold his car to me and left the country (United States). We did not notarize the title and now (NC)DMV refuses to transfer the title to me. My friend is not coming back to the US to ...
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Pleading guilty for a moving violation from several years ago. Points still apply? NYC

I received a ticket for a moving violation back in 2015, in Brooklyn, NY, and recruited a local law firm to help me fight this traffic ticket. The firm's strategy was to keep postponing the hearing ...
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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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What is a court application?

I have admitted liability for an accident involving myself (a cyclist) and another car but dispute the amount the claimant has requested. I have hence decided to let the court decide on the amount I ...
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Under what conditions are U-turns legal? (Wisconsin)

Where are U-turns legal in Wisconsin and specifically Milwaukee? At intersections? In roads? Across interstate medians (OK, probably not)... This is one of those questions that's a pain to look up ...
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Sovereign Citizen Obstruction Behaviour

In the United States, what is the obligation of a police officer to tolerate the Sovereign Citizen obstruction game, lecturing the Officer about the Law and asking questions whose only purpose is to ...
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Is it really a traffic stop? Was I operating the vehicle?

I was at a gas station parking lot. The vehicle is registered under my name. My license plate is revoked in the state of Kansas for 3 years. The tags were not able to be seen due to mud covering the ...
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Can a claimant rely on an estimate of cost incurred rather than actual costs?

I am the defendant in a case where I cycled my bike into an oncoming car. The claimant is asking me to pay him an estimate of the costs he required to fix the car (carried out by an expert witness-a ...
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UK: Legality of horse racing on the highway

Is there a specific law against the racing of horses on public highways? The route of the A1304 from Newmarket to Six Mile Bottom has a long history of horse racing going back to its probable ...
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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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Do I need a license to drive a moter vehicle [closed]

Do I need a license to drive moter vehicle because I was pulled over and received probation for 1 yr or in tell I paid the tickets off in witch I was charged with driveing on suspend licence feluar to ...
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Pulled over (graphic included) - Washington DC

I was pulled over in Washington, DC by DHS, FPS and received a moving violation for, as the officer describes on the ticket, “Wrong Way on one way.” Specifically, the ticket lists the infraction as ...
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What happens to a minor who gets into a traffic accident during driver's training?

Hypothetically: What happens to a minor who gets into a traffic accident during driver's training? Clearly her fault. Driving the instructor's car with him sitting right by her. Ideally he would ...
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Right Turn on Red with No Sign Visible [closed]

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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Who pays if a pedestrian knocks me off my motorbike?

I live in UK and it seems that for most pedestrians and cyclists road signs are just a decoration. I often had pedestrians dash through red lights, even if I have engaged the crossing. Being on a ...
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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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Accident with a truck stopped on the road side to do road work with no sign

Today I had an accident with a truck stopped on the roadside for doing some road work with no signs showing that. Only the flashers were on. My question is Should that truck have had. Only the ...
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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 ...