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is there a limit of speed cops can go on a high speed pursuit?

Here's the relevant statute for Virginia, 46.2-920 A. The driver of any emergency vehicle, when such vehicle is being used in the performance of public services, and when such vehicle is operated ...
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Renting a car and liability

The law with regard to this issue varies from one place to another. Most jurisdictions do not impose liability for car accidents caused by human error on the owner of the car automatically, unless the ...
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Renting a vehicle and grand theft auto

united-states In Colorado, the relevant statute states: (1) A person commits theft when he or she knowingly . . . retains, or exercises control over anything of value of another without authorization ...
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What happens if an insurance company does not mention a critical clause of a policy during a telephone purchase?

In any sane jurisdiction, the clause would hold. By and large, the legal fiction is that one has read and agreed to execute the entirety of the contracts they signed. If it was otherwise, no contract ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

United Kingdom Only the drivers named on the insurance policy are covered to drive the vehicle. For example, when I was learning to drive in my father's car, he arranged with the insurance company to ...
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is there a limit of speed cops can go on a high speed pursuit?

The speed limit for the road OR if it is reasonable in the circumstances that the speed limit should not apply, as fast as the driver, acting reasonably, determines australia The relevant provisions ...
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What happens if an insurance company does not mention a critical clause of a policy during a telephone purchase?

Aside from what others have mentioned, there are a few more barriers to you making a successful claim due to not having been able to read the contract yet. First is what is reasonable and customary in ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

German law recognizes three different parties: Kraftfahrzeugführer, motorist Kraftfahrzeughalter, keeper/maintainer (entity paying for operations on own account) Kraftfahrzeugeigentümer, owner (...
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What happens if an insurance company does not mention a critical clause of a policy during a telephone purchase?

washington The nature of your insurance contract is spelled out in the written policy which you will by law receive in a timely fashion. There is no specific burden on the insurance company to recite ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

You are talking about Germany. There and in many other countries there are two distinct meanings of “insurance”: Is an innocent victim protected from damages, and is the person responsible protected? ...
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Arrested for unauthorized use of vehicle

Nothing happens to the case. The case is prosecuted by the government, not by the car dealership. You committed the crime. The witnesses to the crime can be called even if they no longer work for the ...
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Who is accountable if a truly driverless car hits and kills a person?

the cause of the car accident is indeterminable by experts As for the law, it's the jury that makes the determination, not the experts. The lawyers for each side orchestrate the arguments to the ...
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Must car rentals accept at least one payment method without a surcharge?

It is not a requirement for businesses to accept cash They can specify that contracts with the business must be settled in a specific way, and if that is done, then other methods of payment, including ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

Specifically in germany, you can't get a Zulassung (licence to drive it on public roads) for your car without insurance. There's better tiers, but the lowest tier is "damages to others are ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

Your insurance certificate or policy document should tell you exactly who is covered and what cars. ireland My insurance certificate states that I am covered to drive the car with the specified ...
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Who is at fault right turn into u turner?

Clearly the other car had been stopped on the wrong side of the road, and pulled out without indicating. However, they were on the major road which you were turning right onto, and they had their ...
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Renting a car and liability

You don’t mention the country. In Germany, third party liability for car insurance covers the driver, not the owner of the car or the person paying the insurance. So a German car insurance would pay ...
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Who Should Be Guilty For An Accident By An Self-Driving Car

One way to think about it is that the self-driving feature is just like any other feature of the car. Suppose you set the parking brake of your car, but it still rolled down the hill and struck ...
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How do you value damages on missing features in a lease?

The value of the car the lease is based on may be inaccurate if it included options not installed in the vehicle. The sticker price of a car is usually a base price, plus options. It should be simple ...
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Who is accountable if a truly driverless car hits and kills a person?

Why does anyone go to jail? There are such things as pure accidents where no one is responsible. For example, a driver who collides with a pedestrian during a sneezing fit is not responsible for the ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

germany Let's only consider the liability here. Car liability insurance in Germany is mandatory.1 Without this insurance, you cannot register the vehicle in Germany. The car is insured, not the ...
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Renting a car and liability

In most countries/states the owner of the automobile is required to have third-party liability coverage in the form of insurance or other approved means (bonded self-insurance, deposit). A contract ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

australia Personal injury insurance All states and territories have compulsory third-party injury insurance (CTP) that is required in order to register a motor vehicle. In New South Wales, Northern ...
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Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment?

Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment? Probably not. A statement that new payment will be offered at some indefinite time in the future isn't specific enough to create a binding ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

Germany: For your damages: It's an option you can choose in the insurance. There are insurances that won't cover this and others that will. It's simply an option that costs extra money. For damages of ...
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Would vehicle insurance be valid if someone else, other than the person whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

Depends what you insure and where. "Under your name" is ambiguous and has no agreed meaning so lets just assume that you are the one that paid the premium and work from there. If you insure ...
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Who is accountable if a truly driverless car hits and kills a person?

united-states To add an interesting twist, in this accident, if we replace this driverless car with a normal car with a driver, then the driver is undoubtedly going to jail due to their misbehavior. ...
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Is there a legally defined class of vehicles that closely matches the common term SUV?

germany The closest in Germany in regards to the requirement for an SUV might be the driver's license class. SUVs generally require a B-class, as they are less than 3.5 tons maximum allowable loaded ...
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Renting a car and liability

Possibly irrelevant or tenuously analogous to the question: In the US (Mississippi) the owner (A) trusted a 3rd party (D) to administrate the rental contract with the renter (B), the owners (A) filed ...
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