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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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GPS Tracking Device on New Car Purchase

Scenario: A U.S. citizen living in the state of Maryland purchases, dealer financed, a car from a dealership. The sales agreement is set up and payments are to be made via an online dealer login ...
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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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Do you need both a bill of sale and title when buying used car?

I am attempting to make my first used car purchase from a private party in New York. I understand that the title should be transferred to me after the sale but what about a "Bill of Sale" ? Would 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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AutomoSpeaker exploded - auto

My car speaker exploded. The volume was all the way down to zero, but there was a sudden and explosive boom. Now the speaker rattles and my ears hurt for a couple of days. Videos from others have ...
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Can I sell my license plate tabs to someone else if I no longer need them?

I just moved from one state to a bordering state. I had bought license plate tabs for 2020 in the original state. I had yet to apply the tabs to my original state plates, so they are unused. I just ...
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Does a person sitting in the driver seat of a stopped and off car have to show driver license if the police ask?

Suppose a person is walking in a park and gets stopped by park staff, who claim that the person is trespassing (or is doing something else illegal). The person then gets into the driver seat of their ...
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Can my parents from MI gift me a car in MD? What is the cheapest way of dealing with it?

I live in Maryland(MD) and my parents just bought a car for me in Michigan(MI). However first I don't have a title claim on the car let alone an insurance. Is it possible for me to get a temporary ...
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Car parked behind my car blocking exit

I live on the first floor of a house in Connecticut with neighbors in different floors. We share the same parking lot which has a reasonable amount of parking spots. The problem is, this one neighbor ...
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Is it legal to own or operate a non-CA vehicle brought into CA?

When a person moves to California from another state, and brings their vehicle with them, are they required to register the vehicle in California? Or do they have the option of extending the ...
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When Does A Vehicle in Repossession Status Become GTA?

My question is when does a vehicle in repossession status become Grand Theft Auto? I'm an IT professional living in Oregon where I work for a gov't agency. Around January 2019, my co-worker, "Joe" ...
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Are insurers in EU member states required to issue vehicle insurance?

I am trying to find out if the owner of a vehicle does not only have the obligation but also the right to vehicle insurance and if such a right is implied or guaranteed by EU directives. DIRECTIVE ...
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vehicle insurance settlement

A friend was rear ended and the other party's vehicle insurance agency sent them a release and settlement of property damage claim with some vague conditions in an email: Here is the release [...
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What happens when there's not enough evidence in a trial?

I'm writing a story and need to know some things for factual accuracy. There's a man in the story who is accused of a DUI hit-and-run. He's discovered (sleeping) in the vehicle after the hit and run. ...
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Do the 'not responsible for windshield damage' signs on the back of gravel-hauling trucks actually provide immunity?

Everyone who has driven on the highway knows the frustration of being stuck behind that gravel-laden truck that is slowly leaking rocks as you hear the 'ping ping ping' noises of them bouncing off ...
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Legal to ride electric scooter/moped on Texas sidewalk?

I own a Razor Pocket mod scooter, this is what mine looks like: Sidenote: not actually a Tesla, just paint and decal I live in Texas, Dallas/Plano area specifically. My question is: would I be able ...
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Is employer responsible for tree damage to car parked in their lot (New Jersey, USA)?

During high winds a tree branch fell on my car while parked at my workplace. The cops were called, but the responding officer said that it was private property and my employer's responsibility. He ...
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Can you identify someone from their car plaque in the UK? [closed]

If I had the numbers and letters of someone's car plaque, could the police identify them?
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Selling a used car with unknown miles, bill of sale and title question

I'm a private individual selling to a business (a wrecking service) in the state of Alabama. My car is dead, doesn't start, the business agreed to buy it off me knowing all of this. However, since ...
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How to use the vehicle horn to communicate? [closed]

I know people use the car horn to get the attention of another drivers or pedestrians. What other ways do people use the horn to communicate that may not be the same everywhere? Can you break any ...
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What is the maximum length of a school bus and trailer combination in California?

I have a 40 ft school bus rv conversion and am wondering what kind of vehicle this is legally when it comes to towing. I found some good material saying semis and trailers can be at max 65' long (http:...
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Is it legal for a car dealership to change the lender on your loan without notifying you and/or resigning?

Context: I live in Seattle and bought a car earlier last month, when we found the car we wanted and negotiated a price we got our loan financed through a particular lender. Fast forward a couple weeks ...
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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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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)