Questions tagged [traffic]

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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 ...
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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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Is it legal to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck?

A few years ago a police officer told me it’s not legal for me to ride in the bed of a pickup truck (this is in Michigan and I was well over 18 years old). He “let it go” because it was a short ride ...
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What would be the default speed limit for a highway in Texas in this case?

A 2 lane road is enhanced, widened and expanded to 6 lanes. it goes through a small town. The previous speed limit on that road was 55 mph. After the new road is finished the speed limit signs are ...
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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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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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What is the law regarding crossing the street on a red light as a pedestrian?

What is the law regarding crossing the street on red (as a pedestrian) If a car takes a red, that is a driving violation and they get a ticket... I'm asking about pedestrians, specifically in NYC it ...
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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 ...
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traffic stop, do you have to give id if no crime was commited?

If you are involved in a traffic stop where the officer can not provide you with a crime you have committed or a ordinance you have broken is the officer allowed (legally) to ask/demand your id? ...
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Dashcam video contradicts officer's testimony in municipal traffic court, what are the consequences? How do you charge for perjury?

During a traffic court trial, a police officer's testimony contradicts dashcam video and leads to a guilty verdict. Can the officer be charged with perjury? Who charges the officer with perjury? How ...
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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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If someone removes a speed limit sign, can one still be ticketed for driving over the limit?

Say a truck driver were to plow into a speed limit sign, rendering it completely unreadable, and further completely unidentifiable as a speed limit sign. It just so happens that this same sign is the ...
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Am I responsible for this car accident?

It is an accident that nearly occurred. It is in UK; so cars go on the left. I was standing at a junction, and there was busy traffic on my right. Occasionally, there are cars turning left, and I was ...
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In Ontario, is it legal to step into a seldom-used bike lane in order to ask a car driver for a ride?

Background In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are bike lanes on some streets. Late at night, on snowy days, some of these bike lanes are used pretty rarely. It's difficult to hitchhike ...
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Electric personal delivery device use on local street

I wonder whether Electric personal delivery device (EPDD) is forbidden to use local street in residential neighborhoods (the lowest level of "highway" ever). There is an amendment to the Virginia ...
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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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Are “safe distance” citations handled on a case-by-case basis? (USA)

I've always been told that when you come to a red light or stop sign, to stop far enough behind the car in front of you so that you can see the bottom of their back tires. While a good general rule, I ...
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What is illegal about illegal street racing?

Would an arrangement between two (or more) parties to get from point A to point B in the fastest way possible without breaking any laws and the fastest party would receive a price pool made up of ...
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Can one make a right turn at the intersection if there is a right turn slip lane?

If someone didn't see the right turn slip lane in time, could they make a right turn at the intersection? I'd like to know whether this is legal in California.
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Signal violation in vehicle not owned by driver

Guy runs a red light in a vehicle he doesn't own. Owner gets all the information and a slip to identify the driver. Can the owner just send a letter like this and have the violation(s) dropped: I, ...
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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 ...