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Questions tagged [vehicle]

Use this where a vehicle - for example, cars, trains, planes, boats - is essential to the question. Avoid using this just because a vehicle is involved.

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No-Fault State Auto Insurance

Suppose I am driving in Minnesota with PIP (required for a Minnesota auto insurance policy) and get hit by another driver (100% his fault, 0% my fault), causing my arm to be broken and a resulting $3,...
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How would one go about starting an electric car company?

A long time aspiration of mine has been to build an electric car (initially with no autonomous driving capabilities) to take to the public market in California and/or Illinois, as those are my two ...
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Do you have to follow all the orders a police officer gives?

Saw a video on YouTube where a woman is being filmed in Walmart. From what I understood, she was being accused of shoplifting (I guess rolled the cart beyond the registers without paying?), and then ...
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Can I register current vehicle on another state for my wife to use it and buy another in the state I am currently In?

I currently stay and work in Texas and own a vehicle which is titled and registered in Texas. My wife is in West Virginia currently working. Due to some circumstances, she couldn't get a car there. ...
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UK Consumer Rights Act - Can a third party rectify a fault?

Just over a month ago, I purchased a second hard car from a dealership. The car came with a 3 month warranty which stated that if anything goes wrong, it needs to be taken back to their workshop. ...
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Is it illegal to sell a car without a front license plate in California?

I bought a used car that has a back license plate but is missing the front license plate. I called the dealership and they said that the car is already sold so they won't do anything to help me. I ...
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Supplemental Spousal Liability NY

I was always under the impression that Bodily Injury Liability pays out to to other driver, other driver's passengers, and your own passengers. After reading the below, "your own passengers" ...
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Car Loan Company not providing pay statements

The relevant jurisdiction is Michigan. How often must a large loan company deliver statements of account? When a statement on an auto loan has not been received in some time (several months) and one ...
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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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Car with lien that isn't real

I have this car that I don't technically have the title for because the person I purchased it from filled out the title like we had a $200 lien on the car (we paid cash outright) and now I can't get ...
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Reclaim VAT after buying a car to be exported from Germany to outside EU

I'm a North African citizen living in an Scandinavian country (temporary residence permit - working grounds) and planning to buy a car from Germany to be exported to my home country (outside EU). I ...
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Got into a car accident, do I need a police report?

I got into a car accident today. There are no injuries involved. Do I need to file a police report? I live in California. One police station tells me that I don’t need to file a report, another tells ...
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Would this be considered a hit and run?

Our vehicle was parked at our apartment complex and I noticed that there was a large scratch and dent on it. Would this be called a hit and run? The person who did it did not leave a note or ...
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Legal Requirements to Register Car in Texas?

I'm going to be a student at a public university in Texas, and will live at a fraternity off-campus. But I believe I will still be keeping my California residency, as I'm not "moving" to Texas. I'm ...
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How do I get my car repaired when there was no formal contract?

A month ago we towed our car to a mechanic. Where we agreed that the engine needed replacing and it would take 4 days. All communication was done over the phone nothing in writing (yes this is wrong I ...
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What specific criteria must a custom built vehicle meet in order to drive on public roads?

Assuming in the state of Michigan, I have seen this Secretary of State web page on assembled vehicles, however, the two forms attached (BFS-72) and (TR-54) seem very basic and non-technical for the ...
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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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Must I report a car accident to the police?

I live in Connecticut, and that's also where I have my car registered. If I get into a car accident in Connecticut, am I required by law to inform the police? https://www.dmv.com/ct/connecticut/auto-...
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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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Trailer Park Management Regularly Tows Cars From Private Driveways

Recently, the engine in my car went bad and I cancelled my insurance to save up money to deal with the problem. The car looks fine, it just has no plates and was sitting in my driveway. Without any ...
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Selling your personal vehicles versus being a used car dealer, what are the limits?

If you sell off a personal vehicle, or two, or three, you do not need any special licensing. However if you are a used car dealer you do. So how does the government determine which it is? Are there ...
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How do I dispute a correction after buying a car that was not as advertised?

I recently bought a 2014 Toyota Prius c in Ogden, Utah, USA. It was listed on the dealership's site and sold to me as a Prius c Four, which is the high-end trim with features like a reverse camera, ...
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Does vehicle information count as personal data?

Does a car’s registration number count as personal data under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation? How about the VIN? (Vehicle Identification Number)
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What does “shall not dismiss … merely” mean in Arizona?

Legislatures of most states consider "expired registration" violation to be "fix-it" tickets, where promptly renewing the registration after the issuance of the citation is grounds for complete ...
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Is a vehicle solely for personal use required to be licensed?

Please explain "The term “motor vehicle” means every description of carriage or other contrivance propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used for commercial purposes on the highways in the ...
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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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Contract Date Vs Date of Possession

If all the paperwork to purchase a certified pre-owned car in TX is negotiated, signed & dated by the buyer and dealership. However, the buyer was not given physical possession of the vehicle ...
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Non-fault accident, while driving someone else's car and car has been sold

My financée was involved in an accident that was not her fault. The other driver's insurance does not want to cover the cost of damages. Here is where it gets complicated. The car belonged to my ...
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Can an existing employer force use of personal vehicle?

If an employee refuses to use their own car for business purposes (although it was never mentioned before commencement of employment and is not mentioned in the employment contract), is it possible to ...
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Vehicle Repair Manual - What material is copyright protected?

I am fully aware that most vehicle repair manuals have some sort of copyright protection but my confusion is regarding what specifically is protected and more specifically, things like fluid capacity ...
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What is the law regarding left-turns at four way stops?

A friend just got in a collision at a four-way stop turning left. That friend has insisted that they came to a full and complete stop. Nolo seems to indicate that the general rule is that it's always ...
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How can spouse transfer title to car in Oklahoma?

Husband is in Jail and wife has possession of the car. It is in his name. How can title be transferred from him to her in Oklahoma? However, we don't have the title. Do I have to buy the vehicle from ...
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Do I need to hire attorney? What next steps for me on this case?

My daughter was sued for an accident that happened 2 years ago. Police responding to the accident determined she was at fault. For sake of argument, let's say my daughter's name is Jane Doe, and she ...
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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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Expired tag sweep in a private apartment parking lot in Florida

My apartment complex sent the following: Loree Residents - On Monday (9/25) Loree Management in-part with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, will be conducting an expired tag search for all ...
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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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My friend's dog attacked my car on their property. Who will be responsible for damages?

I went to my friends house. The dog was nice when i got there. When i left, the dog decided to attack my car and he bit the rear end of the vehicle. Who will be responsible for the damages? My ...
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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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Car Sold Without Title Transfer, Tickets Fined to Titled Owner

John sold a car about a year ago in cash, but a title transfer did not take place. A year later, it turns out the person who bought the car, Steve, was receiving car tickets, and now the car is ...
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What are the consequences of failing to pay a citation for expired vehicle registration in Washington?

What can happen? A license suspension, or the involvement of debt collection agencies?
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Legality of using a phone for GPS in Oregon

Oregon recently passed HB 2957 B, which modifies the law regarding using electronic devices while driving. From the text of the law, it appears to ban: (a) Holds a mobile electronic device in the ...
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Small car accident, lack of evidence

In an almost empty road, where not many people walk, my father had an accident. The traffic light was red, and soon after it went green, he started moving. However another old man, moved as well, ...
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Restrictions of private tow companies in Arizona regarding holding the vehicle for payment

I live in Arizona, and around 5 years ago, my car was towed out of my parking spot in my apartment complex, because I forgot to put the registration sticker on the plate. I was able to research it on ...
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Can a car owner be looked up by registration plate in the event of a theft?

Specifically for Ireland. I recently witnessed a man taking a camera that someone had left behind on a bench in my local village. I confronted the man and he immediately told me that he was planning ...
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Is it legal for an individual to raffle a car in Pennsylvania?

I am currently trying to sell my car. However, it is very rare and relatively expensive, and finding a buyer is a slow process. However, everywhere I go I get compliments and people say they would ...
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Are cops allowed to search my car without asking for my ID first?

Recently, I was pulled over for not using my blinker to pull out of a gas station late at night. In reality, it was an excuse to question me and search my car by a department that had never pulled me ...
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Village Sticker

Can a village issue a fine for not having a vehicle sticker without issuing a citation? The village clerk where I live issued a letter stating that if I do not pay for the over due sticker and the ...
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In Washington State, how much of a car can be replaced before it's legally not the same car?

Let's say you have a 1965 Thunderbird. You can't legally take the V.I.N. plate off the car, slap it on another car and say "this is my 1965 Thunderbird." You can, however, take the rear bumper off ...
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Why didn't European VW cars owners get any reimburse after VW scandal?

I read that Volkswagen broke some American laws on the answer to another question, but it still baffles me how come in Europe there was no class action against the company. Besides, VW admitted to ...
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Is A Signed Written Agreement Alongside A Lease Contractually Binding?

I leased a new car a few months ago under certain conditions. Whether due to it being on the showroom floor or from whenever it was test driven, there were quite a few paint scratches and paint chips. ...