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Can toll evasion charges be heard in superior court?

CVC §23302.5 states: (a) No person shall evade or attempt to evade the payment of tolls or other charges on any vehicluar crossing or toll highway. (b) A violation of subdivision (a) is subject to ...
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Traffic accident due to LIDAR jamming

As someone pointed out in the comments of a recent question I posted, LiDAR jamming is legal in some states. From what I understand, most self-driving car concepts use LiDAR to detect surrounding ...
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Are red and blue lights on a bicycle helmet legal in Florida?

I recently purchased a bicycle helmet from a shop here in Florida (similar to this one). It has a white light on the front, and red and blue lights on the rear and sides. The lights can be off, steady ...
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Do any speed limits apply to pedal cycles?

There is a newspaper report (avoiding paywall) about a 81-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a speeding cyclist in Regent's Park. There apears to be a certain amount of uncertainty about ...
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Can a district attorney dismiss their own traffic ticket?

Recently in the local news, I watched the body camera footage of the Monroe County NY District Attorney getting a traffic ticket. During the video she exclaims to go ahead and write the ticket ...
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How Would I Avoid Incriminating Myself in a Catch 22 Situation

I asked this question a couple of months ago which in turn was based on a question asked by another user. I found the original question while looking for answers following a real-life brush with the ...
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Governmental liability for accidents at intersections without traffic lights

Given an intersection without traffic lights, is the absence of a traffic light the sole liability for all accidents occurring at that intersection, and is the mayor of the city accountable for the ...
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In the US, who has right of way at non intersecting roads turning into a main road?

Let's say you're at a stop sign on Road A and want to make a left turn onto road B. About 50 to 100 feet to your right is another road on the opposite side of the road, road C, that also meets road B ...
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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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Are "Service Vehicle Only" signs enforceable?

Near my residence in California, there is a shortcut road connecting two cul-de-sacs (on property owned by a university) which has a sign labelled "Service Vehicle Only" at the entrance. I ...
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Regarding the no right turns except buses does this also apply to school buses?

Since the bus lanes in NYC also apply to school buses I also assumed the the No right turns except buses also applied to school buses. Am I right?
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Repercussions from hitting protesters blocking highways

From “What power do I have as a driver if my interstate route is blocked by a protest?”, I understand that intentionally hitting protesters who block the road is considered “Vehicular Misdemeanour”. ...
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Justice delayed [closed]

I just rec'd. a summons to have a pre-trial conference re.- a traffic ticket that is dated > 4 yrs. ago (turn w/o signaling). I have no recollection of it. Presumably, the NY municipality will ...
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Who has the right-of-way in a one or two-way stop intersection, cars or pedestrians?

Pedestrians are told to cross at intersections or crosswalks. It is said that they have the right-of-way at intersections with crosswalks or stop lights or signs for the road they are crossing. ...
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Is a U-turn legal if it's done at median break without a turn lane?

Background The intersection in question: In case anyone can't see it: we have a major six-lane thoroughfare running (kinda) N/S, with a raised median, called Hesperian Blvd. This is teed into from ...
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Who is at fault right turn into u turner?

This is in the UK, where we drive on the left. We were stopped at T-Junction waiting to turn right (crossing over lane). Parked on the lane into which we were turning was a car, parked facing the ...
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Speeding tickets issued to foreigners without U.S. driver's licenses [closed]

Just recently, my friends (tourists) and I booked a rental car just for a day trip in New York. Unfortunately, we got caught by a cop for speeding. I showed my foreign driver's license to a cop and my ...
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Is an EAPC a “moped” under RTA1988?

The definition given by the road traffic act of moped at s108 seems to encompass electrically assisted Pedal cycles under the EAPC regulations 2015.
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What is the correct traffic pattern for this intersection?

The intersections in question is where Government St splits off from Douglas St. (Victoria, BC, Canada) I have to use this intersection every day on my way to work and have witnessed several near-...
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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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Who is at fault in a car accident when running a red light?

This question is prompted by me sitting at a green light today while multiple people streamed through from the opposite direction, turning to their left, against a red turn arrow. (Throughout this ...
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Theoretical vs. Actual Speed Limit

One of the peculiarities of Texas is that it's normal for people to drive 5-10 MPH over the speed limit while on the interstate. Provided they're not doing a speed trap, the police generally don't ...
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Is there any requirement to state the specific reason for a conviction?

I'm asking specifically about the validity of a conviction based on an allegation of "failure to appear" for a traffic camera violation. Let's say that "Lizzie" receives a citation ...
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Can the people who let their animals roam on the road be punished?

The problem of stray animals roaming on the road in India is difficult to solve mainly due to religious and political reasons. However, not all animals are claimed but animals such as goats are left ...
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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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Is it true that electrically assisted pedal cycles must be limited to 6mph if operating with twist throttles?

What provision or instrument requires this, if so?
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Could a child on a bike get a speeding ticket?

Can a child who is younger than sixteen, and who is below an age at which they could hold a driver's license, be ticketed for exceeding the posted speed limit on a road on a (non-motorized) bicycle?
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Does outfitting your vehicle with aftermarket equipment place your vehicle in violation of U.S. Motor Vehicle Safety Standards?

Automotive enthusiasts like to outfit their motor vehicles with aftermarket accessories that increase the performance and capabilities for specific purposes. This could include high performance cars, ...
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Virginia right turn arrow street markings

In Virginia does a right turn arrow in white painted on the street require you to turn right? Or does it also have to say right turn only? Or perhaps there has to be a physical sign? Or can this be ...
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Does the Tesla act illegally at this pedestrian crossing in California?

In this article reporting on a Tesla in Full Self Driving (FSD) mode in California, the car is shown approaching a pedestrian crossing when a person steps on to it from the opposite side of the road. ...
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Do I get a letter asking to attend Traffic School, after paying traffic ticket online? (In california)

Last month, I got a speeding citation in California (County of Contra Costa). Then I got the ticket in the mail. Ticket offered 2 options: Pay the ticket (admission of guilt) = ~$240 Pay the ticket (...
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Share The Road Sign

Does the following sign mean that bikers and motor vehicle owners are sharing the same lane? But I thought it's not a good idea to share a lane. Thank you!
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Do not stop before reaching the crosswalk lines

The link says "drivers should not stop in a 'no stopping zone' because they may interfere with other vehicles that are turning from one roadway to another. This is usually where large vehicles ...
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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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In urban areas, U-turns are not permitted on a roadway between intersections and at an alley intersection [closed]

Alberta's Driver's Guide says "in urban areas, U-turns are not permitted on a roadway between intersections and at an alley intersection". What would be the reason or reasons behind the ...
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Is "slow walking" legal?

I've heard various claims that "slow walking" (walking slowly in a road) is not illegal or at best its illegality is ambiguous. Is that true? To what extent is it legal to walk in a road? I ...
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Are low-speed zipper merges due to lane closure illegal?

This question is referring to law in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Intro Zipper merging is very uncommon here. There are many that simply frown upon it as trying to "get further ahead&...
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Alberta's Traffic control signals - Green arrow with green light

The link Traffic control signals says "Drivers facing a traffic control light with a green arrow and solid green traffic control light may enter the intersection and proceed without yielding in ...
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can one turn left or right at a red light with dual lane turns?

The link Turning | Alberta.ca says "when the light is red, if there are no signs prohibiting the turn, you may turn left on a red light from a one way to a one way after you come to a complete ...
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What is the color of caution or warning of hazard sign? [closed]

Is the following caution or warning of hazard sign orange or yellow? My impression is that it's color yellow, but the link says it's color orange. And even though the aforementioned link says caution ...
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Can a police officer lie about a consequence of a traffic violation they charge you with? [closed]

I was pulled over for allegedly speeding less than 15 mph over the posted speed limit. As I was traveling on a minor highway a car coming from the opposite direction turned off the highway and just as ...
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Are we allowed to ride a geared motorcycle(2 wheeler) alone on indian roads with a learner's license

I have a learner's license for a geared bike in India. And I want to know if according to indian governmental laws, can a citizen ride a geared bike alone with a learner's license. I tried searching ...
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Is it legal for a long truck to shut down traffic?

I was killing time on YouTube the other day, and came across a video of a shipping company moving a very long girder to a construction site. There were several points in the move that they had to ...
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Drivers in the right lane must merge safely with traffic to the left

If apassing lane is added to a highway to allow passing, then isn't it true that when approaching the end of the passing lane, drivers in the left lane must merge safely with traffic to the right ...
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What should you do if an officer leaves a traffic stop?

This might be a bit of a TV trope, but I think it happens in reality as well. Suppose an officer pulls someone over for a traffic infraction and starts talking to the person about why they were pulled ...
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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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Is it really legal to turn right from the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line into the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line?

Is it really legal (traffic law in Alberta) to turn right from the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line into the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line, as shown in the following ...
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The flashing red light is treated like a stop sign

Does the flashing red light eventually turn into a steady red light before it changes to green? If so, does it always happen this way? Thank you! "Drivers facing a flashing red traffic control ...
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The arrow shown on the bicycle lane sign [closed]

There is an arrow on the following bicycle lane sign. What does it mean? Thank you!
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When the yellow lights (on a sign?) are flashing, the driver must reduce speed to a maximum of 30 km/h and yield or stop for pedestrians

Is the following statement saying that when the yellow lights on the sign (see below) start flashing, caution is required? I asked the question because they don't look "electronic" to me. ...
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