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How to get a motorcycle to a skills test

You can ride the bike there using your Learner's permit, for which you don't have to pass a skills test - just the vision, road sign and knowledge tests. Learner's permits are valid for 12 months and ...
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Do you need a driver's license to travel in the U.S.?

There is no basis for the view that requiring a driver's license is unconstitutional. First, it's critical to realize that a right to travel has nothing whatsoever to do with licensing drivers. A ...
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What can I legally do with abandoned cars I found on property I recently bought?

There are two very important points you should keep in mind here: You are not under any obligation whatsoever to investigate the owner of a vehicle parked on your property. You have full rights to ...
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Do you need a driver's license to travel in the U.S.?

Yes, you are allowed to travel in a motor vehicle without a driver's license, as long as you are not driving the vehicle.
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What is the difference between obtaining title to a car and registering a car?

The short answer: The title is, more or less, a record of who "owns" the vehicle. It's you if you own it free and clear, the dealer if you're leasing it, and it depends what state you're in ...
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Somebody's mother was scammed by a car dealer. What laws might apply?

Misrepresentation At common law, if you are induced to enter a contract by a material misrepresentation then you can rescind the contract and/or sue for damages. The person concerned would have to ...
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What possible penalties can there be for failing to comply with rule 286 of the UK highway code?

Rule 286 states: If you are involved in a collision which causes damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property, you MUST stop. If possible, stop in a place of relative safety (...
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What is the difference between obtaining title to a car and registering a car?

It is easier to explain this by describing the entire process than by defining the terms in a vacuum. Title To Vehicles There is a law in every state requiring cars on or adjacent to public roads to ...
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Would "Stop a Douchebag" be legal in the US? Why is it legal in Russia?

It is definitely illegal in Russia as well, but the police will do nothing. Previous activity of this group included forcefully attacking people who tried to speak to a girl who disliked it and ...
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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?

None. Putting something on a piece of land long term and prohibiting anyone to move it is effectively occupying that piece of land. You only can occupy land that you either have legal rights to, or ...
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No Blinker in a Left Turn Lane: Is It Illegal?

It's legal The Ohio Court of Appeals has addressed a nearly identical situation in State v. Paseka. The relevant law is, as you noted in the question, R.C. 4511.39, which states, in relevant part: No ...
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Do you need a driver's license to travel in the U.S.?

All 50 states have seen fit to enact traffic codes pursuant to their police power. Such regulation has not been found to infringe upon the right of Freedom of Movement, aka the "right to travel." ...
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What possible penalties can there be for failing to comply with rule 286 of the UK highway code?

In the event that one (or more) of the following applies: Personal Injury, or Damage to a Vehicle, or Damage or Injury to an Animal Damage to Property attached to the road where the accident occurred ...
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What is the legal and administrative status of honk-on-lock in California?

let's look at the referenced Section 28085 ARTICLE 13. Theft Alarm System [28085- 28085.] ( Article 13 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 993. ) 28085. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with a theft alarm ...
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Do you need a driver's license to travel in the U.S.?

Normally, I would simply answer the question at hand, taking the words as they are posed and not questioning whether they were meant to say something other than their actual meaning. However, with ...
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Can I sell my license plate tabs to someone else if I no longer need them?

Your friend can get into a lot of trouble for this. Those stickers were given to you for renewing your registration. The stickers are meant to be a quick way for police to tell whether your license ...
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How can someone sell their car in California whilst overseas?

You can give your friend limited power of attorney in respect to selling your car, if you trust your friend enough with managing this transaction. Basically this is just a legal form you sign telling ...
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Motorcycle chariot subject to FL motor vehicle laws

It wouldn’t Motor vehicle designs and modifications have to meet certain safety standards - so called “street legal”. These don’t. Play with them all you like on a private track but they won’t get ...
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What are the Legal obligations of a bicyclist who accidentally scratches one’s empty parked car?

According to Rule 286 of the Highway Code then the actual legal requirement doesn't mention an exchange of insurance details. If you are involved in a collision which causes damage or injury to any ...
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What can I legally do with abandoned cars I found on property I recently bought?

Armed with the license plate info and VIN number (which can usually clearly be seen through the front windshield), it should be fairly easy to track down the last registered owner. But if the ...
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Can service on a potential civil suit defendant be performed directly even if their agent has demanded otherwise?

Bob personally has no duty to honor Attorney's demands of non-contact. Bob is permitted to serve Manufacturer directly, or he may request that Attorney waive service on Manufacturer's behalf.
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Can service on a potential civil suit defendant be performed directly even if their agent has demanded otherwise?

Not only can it, it must be The statute is very clear that if it is not served on the manufacturer, the manufacturer has no liability. The “may” in the clause gives discretion to the consumer on if ...
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How can somebody pay taxes of a "gifted" car?

When the buyer hears "to avoid sales tax" and hears the seller describing as a gift something that s/he knows was nothing of the sort, a reasonable buyer would know that this was at best ...
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How to get a motorcycle to a skills test

Good news for you. The NC MSF has a web site with just the answer you require. Upon successful completion of the BRC, you will be issued a skills waiver card for the NCDMV. This means the DMV will ...
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Would it be legal to build a self driving car?

If you buy a large piece of land, closed to the public, then yes. You would need a license for your car to allow drivers to use it without hands on the wheel, or the driver will get arrested. But ...
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Responsibility for causing damage to someone else's car when there is no collision

The reason an at fault driver is liable for damage in a collision is due to the tort of negligence. To be liable under negligence one of the many factors that the plaintiff (that's you in this case) ...
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Are seat-belt warning alarms mandatory (in the UK)?

Yes But not because they are mandated, just because your car has one. Because there is one factory fitted and it is a piece of safety equipment anyone you pay to maintain your car would be negligent ...
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Must I report a car accident to the police?

I think this is a reference to Section 14-224: (a) Each operator of a motor vehicle who is knowingly involved in an accident which results in the death of any other person shall at once stop and ...
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Would "Stop a Douchebag" be legal in the US? Why is it legal in Russia?

In the U.S.A. we have criminal and civil liabilities. If a person parked illegally and got violent with someone who told them they were parked illegally then they would possibly be liable criminally ...
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Texas excessive fining

Yes. This doesn't remotely approach the threshold to which the excessive fines clause applies. Also SR-22 insurance isn't a fine, it is a requirement that you take extra responsibility because you are ...
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