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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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Can I get reimbursed if police shot the window of my car during a standoff?

My car was parked in the parking lot of a large chain grocery store, upon returning to my car I found the police in a standoff with a suspect with my vehicle right at the center. I asked if I could ...
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Will police help me if I my motorcycle is stolen but has an active tracker that is transmitting information in Canada?

So, I got a new motorcycle, and it is natural for me to wonder about its security. Since I would be moving back to US in about 1 year, I am planning on not getting insurance. That being said, I am ...
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Who is responsible if a customer does not specify location to taxi driver?

At an airport a family decides to take a taxi and tells the driver they want to go to a particular road and the taxi driver tells them they know that road and feeds it into the GPS. Everything seems ...
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Who to sue if hit by an autonomous vehicle?

My understanding is that if one has a collision with another vehicle in which the other driver is at fault then you can sue the other driver for the loss incurred. If the other driver was employed by ...
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How does federal law prohibit the disclaiming of express warranties?

According to the National Consumer Law Center "[e]xpress warranties cannot be disclaimed" per the Federal Used Car Rule of the FTC. However, the CFR § 455, et seq., provisions don’t appear ...
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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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If when driving, you knock someone's door off, are you at fault?

In the UK, if you are driving and a road rage incident with the car in front commences, causing them to step out of their car and leave their door open while they raise either their fists or a weapon ...
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Can an airline forcibly remove a senior citizen who is wearing a soiled adult diaper?

I am curious to know if an airline has a legal right to forcibly remove a senior citizen from an airplane if it is discovered that this person is wearing a soiled adult diaper. Say for example that ...
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Physical Copy of Vehicle Title(Texas)

I'm in Texas right now and I'm possession of a title for a friend. Long story but I was helping him move at the time and I have the title for vehicle in my storage unit. My friend has found a buyer ...
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Driving a car without an MOT

Consider the following scenario: "Aisha" is the registered keeper of a car she bought on credit. "Benin" has had control of the car for the last 2 years following his divorce from ...
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Do you have to pay tax when you sell a gifted car?

Assume someone gets a used car as a gift that has a value under $10K. Now, a short time later, he wants to resell it. Does the law oblige him to pay any taxes arising from the sale? If so, how much? ...
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Is it a fraud if someone changes the mileage of the car, then sell it and write this mileage into the title?

Suppose someone buys a used car with the odometer showing 130k miles, and the seller enters this number on the title.  By the look of the condition of pedals, seat shapes, etc this mileage seems true. ...
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Does someone have liability for selling a vehicle that later fails and causes an accident?

Suppose Alice wants to sell a 20 year old car with some structural issue that she knows about. Alice discloses the issue, along with the disclaimer that she is not a mechanic and doesn't claim to know ...
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Are you able to use your insurance policy when you're involved in an innocent vehicle purchase situation? [closed]

I purchased a vehicle for $70,000 with what could be a false title. Unfortunately the California DMV was able to register the vehicle, so they too did not know this title or name on the title was ...
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On what type of area, land or territory can you abandon your vehicle in California without providing a right to anyone to get your vehicle towed?

...Other than land, area or territory of your own or under your control or one you have contractual permission for. For 4 weeks? And for 3 months? More?
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Can I have someone else submit my title paperwork for a car?

A few months back I decided to buy out a vehicle that I had a lease for. I sent a check to the finance company managing the lease, and after many shenanigans, 2.5 months later I received their title ...
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Is a written promise relating to the “workmanship” of software and hardware components create an express warranty under Magnusson-Moss or U.C.C.?

A U.S. auto manufacturer promises in writing that its vehicles will, for the life of their vehicles, receive free hydrogen at its charging stations. Bob buys such a vehicle. Turns out the vehicle ...
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What is the latest case law defining the time frame reasonable for an insurance company to settle a claim?

Bob, a California resident, is a claimant in an auto accident where Cobb sideswiped his vehicle in the same State with a vehicle registered also in the same State. Cobb leaves the scene without ...
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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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What is the difference between obtaining title to a car and registering a car?

In the United States, a person can obtain a government-issued "certificate of title" for a car. There is also a "registration" process, and there are registration forms. What is ...
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Is it legal to issue private road notices on public estates in the UK

This morning I parked my car around the corner in a new housing estate and walked to work. When I got back to my car, I found this stuck on the windshield... The housing estate is completely new and ...
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Can vehicle owners ever be held to account for accidents caused by someone else driving?

Bob owns a car. Rob borrows it, drives, breaks some road rules and causes an accident with a hell lot of damage, blood and sorrow (all hypothetical). Under what circumstances can Bob be held liable ...
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Consumer Rights 2015 (U.K.): Wear & Tear dispute over a vehicle

I am planning to go to a small claims court about a Consumer Rights Act issue on a second-hand vehicle. The trader that sold the second-hand vehicle claims that it's the result of wear and tear. His ...
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Consumer Rights 2015 (U.K.): Faulty vehicle & Trader avoids responsibility and cannot reach him

I have been sold a faulty vehicle by a second-hand car dealer. The place is in the United Kingdom. According to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 I can claim a full refund if I request it under 30 days. ...
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Clarify section of the Hire Purchase Act

can someone let me know if i'm reading this correctly. Is point 2 stating that if I purchase a vehicle from a private seller, and he/she does not inform me that the vehicle is subject to a hire ...
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Criminal? Vehicle stolen by family member

If a policeman refuses to record or investigate a crime, such as a vehicle theft by a family member where the case could be borderline criminal or civil. What can one do to give the police department ...
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Resale lemon laws

A truck is sought with the express intent of plowing (in RI). A truck, with a plow attached, is offered (in RI). The owner states that to the best of his knowledge, the truck plows and is in good ...
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My SO purchased an extended warranty and I need advice on our legal standing [closed]

My girlfriend recently bought a brand new 2020 KIA Stinger from Koons KIA in VA. We are located in PA and have thus taken the car to a local KIA dealer. Unfortunately, she purchased an extended ...
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What if a spacecraft lands on my property?

In December 2020 Hayabusa2, a Japanese space mission, returned samples from an asteroid to Earth, landing them in the Australian outback. Now, imagine a scenario where the samples accidentally land on ...
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Does a voluntary release form with two signers which uses the wording of I instead of we release one if they do not sign?

A few years ago a woman I was dating asked me to cosign on a loan for a vehicle. I did so, and all was fine for 2 years. Then after a bad breakup, she stopped making payments. The bank sent out a ...
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Friend wants to put me on his insurance, how can this bite me in the ass if we get into an accident?

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON STATE, PIERCE COUNTY, TACOMA CITY I have a house mate who is disabled due to a stroke and cannot drive his car. He suggested to me that I can drive his car and in return i ...
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Am I subject to an "ad valorem" tax penalty for an unused, out-of-state vehicle?

I changed my permanent residency from South Carolina to Georgia on 04/21/2020, as that was when I had a Georgia license issued. I've lived in Georgia in a leased apartment since then. My car, however, ...
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Does Council removal of a vehicle constitute Trespass to Chattel?

Recently recieved a notice stuck on my car windscreen, Which is a removal Notice giving 7 days to remove the vehichle. or Until the 16th of November. I live in Norwich in the Uk & the local ...
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Police questioning in Arizona regarding gun possession

Is it possible to legally have a firearm (handgun/rifle/shotgun) in a vehicle that a person is the driver of, and NOT tell the police in Arizona whether they have a firearm or not? According Arizona ...
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Can I rescind my conditional gift, which was a vehicle, if the employee is no longer with the company? [closed]

We had an employee who was having car trouble during the pandemic and once the office opened back up we reailzed that paying for her Uber every day was not sustainable. I agreed to gift her my vehicle,...
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Vehicle Title Transfers

I live in Louisiana. I have some non-blood/no-real-relation relatives that live in a different part of Louisiana than I currently do. My step-mom(used to be) still have a close relationship. Last year ...
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Can I use a tow truck for personal use (towing own vehicles)

I am sort of thinking of getting a vintage tow truck someday, partially as a restoration project, but I was also wondering if it could be legal for me to save money and tow my own vehicles if they ...
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Driving licence and vehicle registration in EU without adress

Are there any countries in EU+EFTA, which allow to hold their driving licence and registering a vehicle without having a fixed address? In many countries the address is shown as a field on the licence ...
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How many vehicles can I register under my name in Virginia (USA)?

I'm currently trying to move all my business cars under my name and I was wondering if there is any limit on how many vehicles I can have registered under my name or under my business? I couldn't find ...
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Is a notorized "Agreement" between buyer and seller binding?

Bought a vehicle from a dealer couple of months ago only to have my insurance refusing to insure it due to fraudulent odometer reading. I ran my own history report and sure enough, it was rolled back ...
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Theft of title to a car

Someone stole my car and fraudulently registered it. She is someone I let borrow the car, who then stole the title. Also, car was registered without insurance. This is all public record. I bought the ...
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Can a company be both an airplane manufacturer and an airline?

It may be advantageous for a company that manufactures its own aircraft to also be an airline. For example, the airline business would likely have reduced maintenance and parts costs relative to other ...
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Have I not understood what "Uber" is?

I just watched a random video where an Uber driver is stopped by the cops, and the cops eventually mention that "there's a lot of history on this vehicle", and mention that it makes sense that there ...
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Why did the EPA/NHSTA decide on 1.5% FE/CO2 increases for LDV and light trucks in its final SAFE ruling?

In their final ruling, the EPA/NHSTA settled on alternative #3, where LDV (light duty vehicles)/light trucks are required to increase their fuel economy and reduce CO2 by 1.5% per year. There are 8 ...
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What happens if a vehicle is reported sold and never registered again?

I understand the registration is suspended after x days if the buyer fails to register. But what if they never register, does the registration never get un suspended?
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How long is an NCD valid for?

If I had a car policy expire on 22nd May 2019 that had 3 years no claims, how long is this 3 years no claims valid for to use with a new policy ? Is it just my next insurance policy ? What if I ...
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My car insurance company is taking a very long time to evaluate damage on my car -- What are my rights?

I had an accident (not at my fault) about a month ago with my car. The car stopped working, and I had to tow the car to a shop. The insurance company said they would do their best to quickly evaluate ...
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Isn't it illegal to block wheelchair access to sidewalks with your vehicle?

I live in Federal Way, Washington State. Many of my neighbors continually park their vehicles, blocking wheelchair access to our sidewalks. I can't find the RCW for it, but I am positive that it is ...
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In England & Wales, how much latitude is there in the phrase "at business premises" in VERA S.29(2C)?

In the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (as amended), Section 29, Subsection 2C, an exception is made to the offence of using or keeping a vehicle which is unlicensed, "if the vehicle is kept ...
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