Questions tagged [vehicle]

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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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Who should pay damages when a person gets injured in two car crashes in two weeks?

I was at fault in a minor car accident and the other driver was already injured (after another crash, 1-2 weeks before my accident). Who is responsible for paying the hospital costs of the other ...
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Contract Date Vs Date of Possession

If all the paperwork to purchase a certified pre-owned car in TX is negotiated, signed & dated by the buyer and dealership. However, the buyer was not given physical possession of the vehicle ...
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Non-fault accident, while driving someone else's car and car has been sold

My financée was involved in an accident that was not her fault. The other driver's insurance does not want to cover the cost of damages. Here is where it gets complicated. The car belonged to my ...
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Can an existing employer force use of personal vehicle?

If an employee refuses to use their own car for business purposes (although it was never mentioned before commencement of employment and is not mentioned in the employment contract), is it possible to ...
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Vehicle Repair Manual - What material is copyright protected?

I am fully aware that most vehicle repair manuals have some sort of copyright protection but my confusion is regarding what specifically is protected and more specifically, things like fluid capacity ...
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What is the law regarding left-turns at four way stops?

A friend just got in a collision at a four-way stop turning left. That friend has insisted that they came to a full and complete stop. Nolo seems to indicate that the general rule is that it's always ...
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How can spouse transfer title to car in Oklahoma?

Husband is in Jail and wife has possession of the car. It is in his name. How can title be transferred from him to her in Oklahoma? However, we don't have the title. Do I have to buy the vehicle from ...
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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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Can California counties make their own traffic laws?

The state lays out traffic laws pretty clearly, but our county has some specific traffic needs (winter/snow issues). We're looking at having flasing green on recovery vehicles on route to their jobs. ...
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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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Responsibility for causing damage to someone else's car when there is no collision

In order to avoid collision with the driver of a car who made a wildly optimistic illegal left turn, I had to push my brake pedal all the way to the floor and stop far more suddenly then one would in ...
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My friend's dog attacked my car on their property. Who will be responsible for damages?

I went to my friends house. The dog was nice when i got there. When i left, the dog decided to attack my car and he bit the rear end of the vehicle. Who will be responsible for the damages? My ...
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In the United States, is one legally obligated to display vehicle registration in a parking lot?

Per every state law, it's required that every vehicle parked or driven on public roadways displays registration (ie. a license plate), except per certain exemptions (police, military vehicles, etc). ...
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Car Sold Without Title Transfer, Tickets Fined to Titled Owner

John sold a car about a year ago in cash, but a title transfer did not take place. A year later, it turns out the person who bought the car, Steve, was receiving car tickets, and now the car is ...
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What are the consequences of failing to pay a citation for expired vehicle registration in Washington?

What can happen? A license suspension, or the involvement of debt collection agencies?
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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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Small car accident, lack of evidence

In an almost empty road, where not many people walk, my father had an accident. The traffic light was red, and soon after it went green, he started moving. However another old man, moved as well, ...
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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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Can a car owner be looked up by registration plate in the event of a theft?

Specifically for Ireland. I recently witnessed a man taking a camera that someone had left behind on a bench in my local village. I confronted the man and he immediately told me that he was planning ...
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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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Are cops allowed to search my car without asking for my ID first?

Recently, I was pulled over for not using my blinker to pull out of a gas station late at night. In reality, it was an excuse to question me and search my car by a department that had never pulled me ...
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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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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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Why didn't European VW cars owners get any reimburse after VW scandal?

I read that Volkswagen broke some American laws on the answer to another question, but it still baffles me how come in Europe there was no class action against the company. Besides, VW admitted to ...
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Is A Signed Written Agreement Alongside A Lease Contractually Binding?

I leased a new car a few months ago under certain conditions. Whether due to it being on the showroom floor or from whenever it was test driven, there were quite a few paint scratches and paint chips. ...
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Registering car cosigned by another person who lives in another state

I am currently renting and working in the state of Illinois. However, I was thinking about buying a car and having my dad who lives in Michigan cosign for it. I still consider my "permanent address" ...
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Is it possible to register a vehicle with original title, death certificate, and bill(s) of sale?

I'm looking at buying a used vehicle in undrivable condition. It's what you'd call a classic car, and I'm looking to restore it to roadworthy condition. I'd like to be able to register it as a ...
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Can I drive my friend's car without having car insurance myself?

I haven't owned a car for months, and I'm about to go on a road trip with a few friends. We want to split the driving between ourselves, but I haven't owned a car in months, so I no longer pay for ...
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Bought a flood damaged car

My friend bought car from a dealer in Illinois, but lives in Indiana. She didn't realize the car had flood damage. She did get a CarFax report before purchase but it was clean. Now the car is ...
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Letter of notice for seizure of car in UK

I have 2 friends in the UK. Friend A has a valid driving license, Car, Mot and insurance Friend B has no driving license Friend A let friend B drive his car whilst friend A sat in the passenger ...
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Is is lawful to install a hidden camera on my car?

I have a terrible neighbor, whom, among the litany of other offenses, I suspect of putting nails in my car tires. I approached my apartment management about installing a hidden camera, and they ...
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What legal course is there with a bad neighbor?

I have a very bad neighbor. What legal recourse do I have? I feel like I'm stumbling in the dark. I find myself at a loss for an appropriate Stack Exchange site. Perhaps "workplace" or "parenting" ...
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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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Do running lights satisfy laws requiring headlights be on when wipers are on?

Some cars have running lights (which are on whenever the engine is running). Some states have laws the require headlights be on when wipers are being used. Do running lights meet that requirement?
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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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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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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. ...
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What could I do to stop this scammer?

I saw on Craigslist a car that used to belong to me for sale with a lower mileage than it had when I sold it (by more than 200000 miles). I want to stop this person from causing any damage, but I ...
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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 use a vehicle indicator light as a logo?

In my protect, I want to use a recognized vehicle indicator light as a logo. What is the legality of using the icon, namely the check engine light, as a logo? I do not know if some form of copyright ...
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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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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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As a new owner of a motorcycle, how many days can I wait before I purchase auto insurance in New York state?

In the NY State DMV website, I read that vehicle owners must register their vehicles within 180 days of the effective date on their Insurance ID Cards. But how many days can I wait before I get my ...
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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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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 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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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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Who's liable for storage fees after car declared total loss?

My car got into an accident and is at an auto shop. The claims adjuster came and deemed my vehicle as repairable. Then through more investigation, a supplement was requested and now my vehicle is ...
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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 ...