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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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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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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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Would "Stop a Douchebag" be legal in the US? Why is it legal in Russia?

In Russia, there is a movement called Stop a Douchebag, whose prime activities are as follows. Prevent people from driving on sidewalks. Prevent double parking. The participants in this movement ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does one need to pay sales tax for the vehicle?

This is a hypothetical situation. John owns a vehicle worth $5000. John gave this vehicle to his friend David for free and one week later, David gave John a $5000 monetary gift for John's birthday. In ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 comparatively ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 vehicles ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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