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What drink riding law applies to electrically assisted pedal cycles?

TL/DR: Is the DUI law for the base class of E-bikes the same as for motor vehicles, or the same as for pedal cycles? Long question: Bicycles with electric motors have various categories. The lowest ...
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Can my parents from MI give 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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Does speeding turn an accident into manslaughter?

Assume a person is driving down a posted 40mph road, but doing considerably over the speed limit, say 60-70mph. A person on the pavement trips and falls in front of the speeding car, is hit, and dies. ...
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Buying a car for temporary use outside of my home state?

Strange scenario here: I live in Idaho, and would like to be in Colorado for a few weeks. Cars are cheaper in Colorado than Idaho (assume this is true). I'd like to fly to Colorado, buy a car, use it ...
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Can you drive without licence plates all across America?

There was a well-known controversy about the late Steve Jobs, who never had any number plates affixed to his AMG, supposedly still being in full compliance with California law, by supposedly leasing a ...
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Would this be considered a hit and run? [closed]

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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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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Are "Service Vehicle Only" signs enforceable?

Near my residence in California, there is a shortcut road connecting two cul-de-sacs (on property owned by a university) which has a sign labelled "Service Vehicle Only" at the entrance. I ...
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Would a person have any recourse if a cop slashes their tires out of the blue for no reason?

(I'm not asking for personal legal advice, nor am I involved in this situation) In a video posted to Instagram Reels (and on Reddit), a Seattle Police Department officer can be seen slashing the rear ...
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Is it illegal to warm up your car?

According to this article, the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.61.600 prohibits people from starting their cars in Washington State if they're unoccupied. However, it's a common practice for ...
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Renting a vehicle and grand theft auto

Let's say hypothetically someone rents a vehicle to another person. They sign a contract and the other individual agrees to pay $300 to the person at the start of every month. The contract also states ...
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Adding reflective tape to personal vehicle

Backstory: A few nights ago I was tailgated by a driver with unnecessarily-bright lights (likely stock, but still... when I can see my shadow on the road in front of me that seems excessive). I was ...
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What recourse do I have if my car was broken into while in police impound?

My car was being held as part of an investigation, while it was in police custody, it was broken into and personal effects were stolen along with the catalytic converter, it was one of several cars. A ...
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What is the procedure for selling California registered vehicle to out of state buyer?

My friend is planning to sell a vehicle to an out of state buyer. We were having a debate about the process and neither of us are absolutely certain about the process. The vehicle in question is ...
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Does Vermont require inspections of vehicles operated on private land?

I am considering where I want to move after leaving college, and one of the front runners has been Vermont, until I found that they have annual inspections of motor vehicles. The main reason this ...
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What laws enable the police to tow a vehicle when the driver has a suspended licence?

Michigan police had my truck towed out of my driveway after my son was stopped by them and found to have a suspended license. I was not aware his license was suspended. Is this practice legal? The ...
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Can you inspect your own vehicle in Texas?

In Texas, with the proper licensing and training, is it possible to inspect one's own vehicle? https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/vehicle-inspection/inspector-qualifications-and-training
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Is "driving" a road vehicle fullfiling SAE J3016 level 3 considered working time according to ArbZG?

Is being on the driver's seat of a SAE J3016 level 3 road vehicle (i.e. a motor vehicle defined by a third-party standards agency as having "Conditional Driving Automation") considered ...
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Are traffic signs on private property legally enforceable in Upstate NY?

Upstate NY here. You see them everywhere: private property parking lots (mall parking lots, Lowes/Target/Walmart parking lots, etc.) that have stop signs, handicap parking spaces, double yellow lines.....
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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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Can I get national permit for my personal car in India?

I recently bought a new car (2 weeks ago). It is still in temporary registration. I am transferring to a different state (for around 2 years). Can I get national permit or some kind of permit instead ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A motorcycle hit my car. He was speeding, I made a left turn on a double continuous line. Who is liable for what?

I was driving uphill on a 35mph limit road heading to a church wedding (Connecticut). Near the top of the hill, the parking lot was to the left. I signaled to turn and since no one was coming from the ...
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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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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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Husband is in Jail and wife has the posession the car in his name, how can he remove his name from title/registration in NJ

I know someone who is in jail and his ex-wife has the possession of the car which is registered in his name in the state of NJ and car is paid off. How can he remove his name from title/registration ...
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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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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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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 ...