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Options for challenging a pattern of aggressive city parking enforcement

The situation, slightly simplified A grumpy old man lives on a street in front of a school. He does not like school traffic in the mornings and afternoons. This man sits on the city council. He ...
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How to report noisy car or motorcycle exhausts

Meet Bob. He was walking down the street when an obnoxious motorcyclist with a modified engine to be deliberately loud rode past him quite aggressively while revving his engine as loudly as he could ...
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Stop sign hidden by tree

Whose responsibility is it to keep the sign visible. My understanding of "easements" is that one may own title to a parcel but easements allow others to use or have access to parts of ...
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Minimize police interaction on road trip with bicycle mounted on back of the car, obscuring the license plate

Here is my bicycle mounted on my car, license plate is obscured I am driving like these occasionally here in Orlando, no problems with the cops at all. Now I am planning to do a road trip through ...
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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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One way street blocked; what are the legal remedies

Turning into a one way street, one notices part way thru street that large construction vehicles have blocked the road. Is it legal to turn around and go the wrong way on a one way street to avoid ...
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Are out-of-state learner's permits valid for driving in California?

Can a teen driver with a learner's permit drive in California if (s)he follows the restrictions of the permit?
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Where exactly do speed limits start in Oregon?

This question has already been asked, but that question did not specify a jurisdiction. I'm specifically asking about Oregon. Where exactly does a new speed limit zone start in relation to the sign? ...
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Can a city police officer leave the city to pursue someone who commits a traffic offense within city limits?

If I commit a traffic offense in the city and a city cop observes this, and I then leave the city, can the city officer continue the pursuit, or must they terminate the pursuit at the city limits?
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Speed enforced by radar - why the extra verbiage

Jurisdiction NYC. Sample speed limit sign. +-------------+ | | | Speed Limit | | NN | | | | Enforced by | | radar | +-------------+ Why must the authority ...
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Is it legal to intentionally cause a probably non-fatal accident to prevent a likely fatal accident?

(sorry about the really bad drawing) Two cars, A and B, are at an intersection. A is stopped at a stop sign; B is moving and does not have a stop sign. Across the intersection from B, there is a ...
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Are traffic tickets equity law? [closed]

Was curious about courts of equity and the placement it has because i thought they did away with it according to some case involving a woman and how she beat her ticket with that defense.
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What can a pedestrian do if a car refuses to stop at crosswalk which is marked by painted lines?

Today I was almost hit by a car when I was crossing a road at a crosswalk which is marked by painted lines when a car refused to stop. I know what the driver did was illegal but is there anything that ...
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If I called the police and told them I drove at 56 for a few seconds on a 55 mph road, what would happen?

Suppose I call the police and confess that, while driving on a road with a 55 MPH speed limit, I drove at 56 for a few seconds. They did nothing to prompt it; I just randomly decided to do it (but I ...
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Are there exceptions for not crossing solid yellow double lines while driving, such as to pass a parked mail vehicle or horsedrawn carriage?

I've noticed that in some scenarios, such as when a mail vehicle (USPS, Amazon, etc.) parks on a road or when a horsedrawn carriage is going really slow, and the road has two lanes for each direction ...
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Is it legal to ignore directions of a volunteer who is directing traffic?

I recently volunteered to help with a local parade. My main responsibility was to help direct traffic: basically, I stopped each vehicle, and asked them if they were participating in the parade. If ...
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Is it legal for a group of drivers to completely "fill" a roundabout?

Suppose a group of drivers want to block all regular use of a particular roundabout, so they all just start driving in it in circles. Once they're all in, the roundabout is useless, because there are ...
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Is it illegal to use a horn in circumstances other than which will prevent a collision

I heard from a cyclist that motorists are legally prohibited from using their horns on the street to get people's attention or indeed for any reason other than to directly avert a collision.
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(Car accident) Is there a way to accept civil liability without incriminating yourself?

Someone I know it was driving recently when another driver ran a red light and hit them. The police were called, and the other driver admitted everything. In addition to being at fault for the ...
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Parking on the road and private traffic cones on a road in the UK

Outside a private residence in the UK, the road is a slight curve and is narrow where 2 cars can only just get past each other. It is a road between two villages. Is it legal to park a car there which ...
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Do I have any recourse outside of the third party that processes red light camera violations in Illinois?

I received a letter in the mail yesterday from payonlineticket-dot-com with a "Final determination of violation liability" for supposedly violating some red light law. The video on the site ...
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Can a court uphold a traffic ticket for speeding in school zone if the sign was blocked by a truck and not possible to be seen?

I was given a ticket for speeding in a school zone. I was unaware that there was a school zone because as I was traveling in the left lane there was a rolling road block of several trucks that were ...
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Would a chariot be road-legal in Minnesota?

We already have a question about motorcycle chariots in Florida, but what about actual, horse-drawn chariots, and what about Minnesota? My thinking is that it would probably fall into the same ...
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What to do at a road crossing with only one traffic light in german traffic law?

There is a weird traffic situation in Berlin, Germany (here), which consists of a crossing with only one traffic light like this: The traffic signs indicate that AC is the main road, so traffic ...
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Can a married couple be charged with a traffic infraction?

In the state of Washington USA, my daughter and son-in-law were joint recipients of a red light camera ticket. The law clearly states that the "operator of the motor vehicle" is responsible ...
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When driving in Ohio, is it legal to change more than one lane simultaneously?

In some states, it apparently is illegal to make multi-lane changes. For example, a Florida state trooper said that changing multiple lanes at once is against the law: "So, if you are in the far ...
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Trying to remember Right of Way rules for this situation

I had a negative experience on the road recently, and I want to know if I was in the wrong. It's a simple situation: I am leaving a parking lot preparing to turn left on to a main road, another car ...
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Is it a violation to pass a school bus while moving in traffic?

I am in Colorado. This morning I accidentally got in the wrong lane, and my only opportunity to move into the correct lane was if I cut off a school bus. Traffic was moving along (including the bus) ...
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Does the Good Samaritan law make it legal for a third party driver to interfere with a road rage event while it is happening?

I would like to know if the Good Samaritan law makes it legal for a third party driver to try to break up/interfere with a road rage event while it is happening. Say for example that you are driving ...
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Arizona criminal traffic law

Suppose that a person Bob was ticketed for criminal aggressive driving in 1/2021, at 87 mph in a 75 mph zone. Arizona passed an amendment to the law in 6/2021 so that a person must be going over 20 ...
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I supposedly owe 91 dollars for a 4 dollar toll from half a decade ago. Can it be disputed and what penalty may I face if I don't pay?

Today I got a letter in the mail from 'Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson llp' claiming I had a 4 dollar toll from a state I pretty much never drive in back in 2018 that I now owe 91 dollars on now,...
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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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Algorithm generated fines

In the UK, there was recently a case in the press about a driver that was issued a fine for driving in a bus lane. The photograph the Local Authority supplied as "evidence" was of someone ...
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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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Do stop signs qualify as traffic control signals?

In an earlier question, I discovered that in many jurisdictions, such as Florida and Ohio, you need a marked crosswalk to cross any streets/roads whose intersections have traffic control signals. ...
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Country roads, take me to Jail? Are private roads in Virginia Commonwealth generally closed to public travel?

Some background for context: I was out on a bike ride in Loudoun County, Virginia last weekend, following a GPS route I got from a local bike shop. While traveling down a gravel road, a local motorist ...
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Do jaywalking laws apply in neighborhoods and other areas with few-lane roads?

Do jaywalking laws apply mainly to areas with multi-lane roads and higher traffic, or do they apply even in smaller neighborhoods and 5 mph campgrounds? Is it considered illegal if, for example, I ...
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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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Can a state suspend my license and not tell me about it?

A Iowa-registered driver was on the highway in Indiana, US, going 26 mph over the speed limit. The driver was pulled over and was fined. The driver went and payed the fine in person and resolved the ...
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What is the criteria for court costs to be assessed in NJ?

I've sat in traffic court in the past and I noticed that most defendants simply plead guilty and are assessed the fine. Consequently, I've noticed that some defendants contest the charge and if they ...
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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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Why is the defendant presumed guilty in traffic court?

This article says, "When it's your word against the police officer's [regarding a failure to stop at a stop sign], the person with the badge usually wins." It seems like the officer should ...
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Did the US presidential motorcade contravene UK traffic regulations?

Recently, US President Joe Biden attended the G7 summit in the UK. Various videos (e.g. here) show his motorcade. As might be expected, many of the vehicles are fitted with (and using) the red and ...
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If a person would confess a speeding event many years after it happened, what would be the consequences?

I'm writing a story and I wanted some accuracy on this matter, specifically for the consequences on the person to whom this would happen. Imagine a situation a public person (this will be important ...
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Traffic Accident. Defending myself (Canada)

I would like to preface by stating this will be my first time in court, and I am looking to get some clarification about proceedings. Situation (my side of events): Got into a little "fail to ...
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auto ownership but not a resident

I intend to move overseas for a few years. I expect to return to the US periodically and will need a car when I do. Can I purchase and license a car for my use in the US? Can I use a post office box ...
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Do pedestrians have the right of way in parking lots?

Consider a parking lot, such as this one: specifically, its one-way lanes. If a pedestrian is crossing them, does he have the right of way? If a car hits a pedestrian there, is there a conceivable ...
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Pass red light in another state

My car is registered in California, but I was on a road trip and accidentally passed a red light in Chicago, Illinois. It was yellow, but quickly became red. And I noticed the camera flash (it was 4AM ...
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What if I hit a pedestrian and killed him? what are the steps in both cases?

I'm an engineering student taking a course called traffic safety. A project in the course gives a problem to solve which is: A cousin of yours have accidentally hit a pedestrian while getting out of ...
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Is it legal to put a traffic cone on the side of the road to protect property?

Does the law in England allow a traffic cone to be placed on the road next to property to help warn drivers and to protect the property?
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