Questions tagged [vehicle]

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Out of state driver in Michigan accident with 'no fault' law

I was recently involved in an accident in Michigan where I was stationary and was rear-ended, hard, resulting in enough damage to my vehicle that it's not drivable. I only have liability insurance and ...
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Can police tow my car out of my driveway?

I have a car in working condition. The license plates expired a few months ago, and I have only driven it since then to move it around in my driveway. The local police department placed a sticker on ...
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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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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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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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Would it be legal to drive/own an Sd.kfz 250 in Australia?

As the title suggests, I would like to know if it would be legal under Australian law, I am not too sure about the law and Halftracks. I would also like to add, this vehicle is capable of the speeds ...
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Who is liable for damage?

Consider the following situation: The red car and blue car are both reversing in the above situation. Just as the red car was in front of the blue car's space, the blue car reversed out crashing ...
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Window Tinting rules and laws in visiting jurisdictions

If someone has a car registered, licensed and insured in a given U.S. state, and intends to travel across state and province lines, are they supposed to make sure that they're in compliance with the ...
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Collision with rock under car: is driver at fault? Can insurance points be issued?

Suppose a car registered in North Carolina is parked for several hours in a marked, dirt parking space in a Tennessee park. During this time, the vehicle sinks into the soft dirt enough for the tip of ...
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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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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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Must you change state of residence if you rent an apartment in another state?

Suppose I live in NJ with my parents (License + Car is tied to my parents' NJ address), and I decide to rent an apartment from someone in PA for a job. Hypothetically speaking, since no one is ...
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Is it legal to let sister-in-law drive my vehicle in another state and have her on my insurance?

This is about my wife's sister who is a single parent mom and lives in a different state. Not sure if it matters but I live in Massachusetts and she lives in Georgia. Because of her life situation ...
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Under what circumstances is it OK to intentionally drive at people?

If a civilian is driving a car towards a person who is a police officer, that is historically sufficient justification for the officer to apply the instant death penalty against the driver. Even if a ...
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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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What prevents me from using vehicle anti-theft laws to regain possession of an impounded car in Maryland?

My car was impounded in MD due to expired tags. I've since paid the state and county fines for this, but the county police use a private impound lot which charges exorbitant fees for storage. MD law ...
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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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Using a tractor/4 wheeler/mower or like as a means of travel with out a drivers license

I find myself in a part of the US (NY Adirondacks) where travelling anywhere requires a vehicle of some kind and yet it is prohibitively expensive to buy, register, insure and maintain a vehicle and ...
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Is it legal to drive a street-legal car via remote control (United States)?

Specifically, I mean modifying a car so that it can be driven completely by remote control using a first-person view camera like a drone. Would doing this be legal? Would this change if there is a ...
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Can states regulate the tint of rear side windows and rear windshields on a car?

There is a list of North American tint laws over at International Window Film Association (IWFA) (also html). It is understandable why states might be interested in regulating the Visible Light ...
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Can I roam around the City at Midnight just to spend the time?

Do I have the rights to roam or drive my motorcycle around my city in India at midnight just to pass the time? I am from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in India.
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I am looking for a Minnesota law similar to a California law about vehicles, trailers, and overhang

I don't know that you will be able to find the Minnesota statute or regulation on point. If you can, I will be grateful for sure but my search led me to a more general question. MN has a ...
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How should I conduct myself in a UK magistrate's court?

The background on this is that I sold my first motor vehicle to a scrap yard to be disassembled for parts and/or sold. Unfortunately for whatever reason the V5 form (official document providing proof ...
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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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How to report broken brake lights?

I recently encountered a situation where the car in front of me did not have any functioning brake lights. Unfortunately, I didn't get the license plate number, but in the future, how should this be ...
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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 my auto insurance refuse coverage because of a single missing payment?

I was in a fender bender. No damage to my truck, but my bumper pushed in the handle of her minivan. We both have the same insurance company. The day after I reported the accident, I received a letter ...
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Under California law, where are all the unmarked crosswalks located?

As I understand, "unmarked crosswalk" refers to any area implicitly defined by the law as a crosswalk. For example, an unmarked crosswalk usually exists where one road meets another. CVC 21949-21971 ...
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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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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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Transferring car titles between states

Just moved to Virginia from Ohio, already have a job, and trying to go through the steps here. I have a car right now, but my mom has the title, and she lives in Ohio. We are trying to transfer the ...
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Is DPF removal on Australian diesels legal

I have a second hand 2010 Subaru Outback that is having major DPF issues, I have been trying to get a definitive answer if it is legal to remove the DPF according to current emissions standards in ...
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My landlord's dog damaged my car. Who pays for the damages?

Last night my landlord's dogs bit/scratched/dented my vehicle and it looks quite costly to repair. This has been confirmed on camera. My landlord has asked for the bill to be split 50/50. His ...
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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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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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Used car, private sale - seller risk?

My brother once sold a used motorcycle. Years later, it turned out the buyer had never registered/titled it, and my brother was responsible for the abandoned vehicle costs. I now want to sell an ...
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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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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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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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What can be done if work is completed on a vehicle without consent in the United States?

Let's say you take your car to a dealership to get X and Y completed and you get a quote for $1000. You aren't contacted about any additional work that needed to be completed, but when you come to ...
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UK second hand car - should catalytic converter be covered under Sale of Goods Act?

I recently bought a second hand car from a fairly small dealership. Within 60 miles of driving the engine management light came on. I took it back and they diagnosed the problem as being the catalytic ...
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How long can a vehicle registered and owned by a person in one state be used in a different state?

My ex-husband has been using his sister's car that is registered in New Mexico, but he lives in AZ. I am concerned if this is legal now that my daughter will be staying with him for the school year ...
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Is it legal to ride a bicycle with a self-installed motor around California?

I'm going to California for a few weeks, largely the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, and to save money (and time considering LA traffic) I plan to bring a bicycle with me and use that and public ...
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Temporarily Relocating Car from California to Massachusetts

I am being temporarily (6 months) relocated to Boston, MA and will be taking my car from California to Massachusetts. My car (and myself) will remain registered at my home address in California. My ...
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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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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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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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Does a person have to be in the drivers seat while driving in Virginia?

Does a person have to be in the drivers seat while driving in Virginia? You do not have to wear a seat belt if you get a doctors note or if your a taxi driver and there is no law about keeping hands ...
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Can you legally sell parts of a car (engine, etc.) that still has a loan on it from a bank?

Is it possible to dismantle a car and sell the parts even though the car is still on a loan in Illinois or any state? My thinking is that the car is still owned by the bank that the loan is through. ...