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I got a ticket but there is no court date set? [closed]

I got a ticket for driving while license is suspended. But there is no court date set. What do i do. This is in comal county texas.
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Justice delayed [closed]

I just rec'd. a summons to have a pre-trial conference re.- a traffic ticket that is dated > 4 yrs. ago (turn w/o signaling). I have no recollection of it. Presumably, the NY municipality will ...
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Who has the right-of-way in a one or two-way stop intersection, cars or pedestrians?

Pedestrians are told to cross at intersections or crosswalks. It is said that they have the right-of-way at intersections with crosswalks or stop lights or signs for the road they are crossing. ...
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Is a U-turn legal if it's done at median break without a turn lane?

Background The intersection in question: In case anyone can't see it: we have a major six-lane thoroughfare running (kinda) N/S, with a raised median, called Hesperian Blvd. This is teed into from ...
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Who is at fault right turn into u turner?

This is in the UK, where we drive on the left. We were stopped at T-Junction waiting to turn right (crossing over lane). Parked on the lane into which we were turning was a car, parked facing the ...
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Speeding tickets issued to foreigners without U.S. driver's licenses [closed]

Just recently, my friends (tourists) and I booked a rental car just for a day trip in New York. Unfortunately, we got caught by a cop for speeding. I showed my foreign driver's license to a cop and my ...
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Is an EAPC a “moped” under RTA1988?

The definition given by the road traffic act of moped at s108 seems to encompass electrically assisted Pedal cycles under the EAPC regulations 2015.
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What is the correct traffic pattern for this intersection?

The intersections in question is where Government St splits off from Douglas St. (Victoria, BC, Canada) I have to use this intersection every day on my way to work and have witnessed several near-...
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Hobbyist electronics in cars

In order to place a professional electronics product inside a car or other vehicle moving in traffic, it has to be put through mandatory type approval, a test carried out by a neutral 3rd party test ...
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Who is at fault in a car accident when running a red light?

This question is prompted by me sitting at a green light today while multiple people streamed through from the opposite direction, turning to their left, against a red turn arrow. (Throughout this ...
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Theoretical vs. Actual Speed Limit

One of the peculiarities of Texas is that it's normal for people to drive 5-10 MPH over the speed limit while on the interstate. Provided they're not doing a speed trap, the police generally don't ...
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Is there any requirement to state the specific reason for a conviction?

I'm asking specifically about the validity of a conviction based on an allegation of "failure to appear" for a traffic camera violation. Let's say that "Lizzie" receives a citation ...
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Can the people who let their animals roam on the road be punished?

The problem of stray animals roaming on the road in India is difficult to solve mainly due to religious and political reasons. However, not all animals are claimed but animals such as goats are left ...
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fighting a parking ticket in NJ

I received a parking ticket for overnight parking on a public street in NJ. The municipality apparently has an ordnance against overnight parking but there was no signage on the roads. I believe NJ ...
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Is it true that electrically assisted pedal cycles must be limited to 6mph if operating with twist throttles?

What provision or instrument requires this, if so?
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Could a child on a bike get a speeding ticket?

Can a child who is younger than sixteen, and who is below an age at which they could hold a driver's license, be ticketed for exceeding the posted speed limit on a road on a (non-motorized) bicycle?
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Does outfitting your vehicle with aftermarket equipment place your vehicle in violation of U.S. Motor Vehicle Safety Standards?

Automotive enthusiasts like to outfit their motor vehicles with aftermarket accessories that increase the performance and capabilities for specific purposes. This could include high performance cars, ...
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Virginia right turn arrow street markings

In Virginia does a right turn arrow in white painted on the street require you to turn right? Or does it also have to say right turn only? Or perhaps there has to be a physical sign? Or can this be ...
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Does the Tesla act illegally at this pedestrian crossing in California?

In this article reporting on a Tesla in Full Self Driving (FSD) mode in California, the car is shown approaching a pedestrian crossing when a person steps on to it from the opposite side of the road. ...
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Do I get a letter asking to attend Traffic School, after paying traffic ticket online? (In california)

Last month, I got a speeding citation in California (County of Contra Costa). Then I got the ticket in the mail. Ticket offered 2 options: Pay the ticket (admission of guilt) = ~$240 Pay the ticket (...
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Share The Road Sign

Does the following sign mean that bikers and motor vehicle owners are sharing the same lane? But I thought it's not a good idea to share a lane. Thank you!
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Do not stop before reaching the crosswalk lines

The link says "drivers should not stop in a 'no stopping zone' because they may interfere with other vehicles that are turning from one roadway to another. This is usually where large vehicles ...
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Shared Use Symbol

With regard to "Shared Use Symbol", the link says "this symbol, also called a sharrow, is used to represent that both vehicles and bicycles are permitted to use the travel lane. The ...
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In urban areas, U-turns are not permitted on a roadway between intersections and at an alley intersection [closed]

Alberta's Driver's Guide says "in urban areas, U-turns are not permitted on a roadway between intersections and at an alley intersection". What would be the reason or reasons behind the ...
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Is "slow walking" legal?

I've heard various claims that "slow walking" (walking slowly in a road) is not illegal or at best its illegality is ambiguous. Is that true? To what extent is it legal to walk in a road? I ...
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Are low-speed zipper merges due to lane closure illegal?

This question is referring to law in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Intro Zipper merging is very uncommon here. There are many that simply frown upon it as trying to "get further ahead&...
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Alberta's Traffic control signals - Green arrow with green light

The link Traffic control signals says "Drivers facing a traffic control light with a green arrow and solid green traffic control light may enter the intersection and proceed without yielding in ...
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can one turn left or right at a red light with dual lane turns?

The link Turning | Alberta.ca says "when the light is red, if there are no signs prohibiting the turn, you may turn left on a red light from a one way to a one way after you come to a complete ...
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What is the color of caution or warning of hazard sign? [closed]

Is the following caution or warning of hazard sign orange or yellow? My impression is that it's color yellow, but the link says it's color orange. And even though the aforementioned link says caution ...
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Can a police officer lie about a consequence of a traffic violation they charge you with? [closed]

I was pulled over for allegedly speeding less than 15 mph over the posted speed limit. As I was traveling on a minor highway a car coming from the opposite direction turned off the highway and just as ...
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Are we allowed to ride a geared motorcycle(2 wheeler) alone on indian roads with a learner's license

I have a learner's license for a geared bike in India. And I want to know if according to indian governmental laws, can a citizen ride a geared bike alone with a learner's license. I tried searching ...
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Is it legal for a long truck to shut down traffic?

I was killing time on YouTube the other day, and came across a video of a shipping company moving a very long girder to a construction site. There were several points in the move that they had to ...
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Drivers in the right lane must merge safely with traffic to the left

If apassing lane is added to a highway to allow passing, then isn't it true that when approaching the end of the passing lane, drivers in the left lane must merge safely with traffic to the right ...
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What should you do if an officer leaves a traffic stop?

This might be a bit of a TV trope, but I think it happens in reality as well. Suppose an officer pulls someone over for a traffic infraction and starts talking to the person about why they were pulled ...
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do you put on a signal when you follow the driveway but changing direction

I hope i'm on the right forum. Following the green arrow, you are turning right, but following your driveway. Does the law require to put on a right signal? What about going straight (blue arrow). Do ...
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Is it really legal to turn right from the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line into the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line?

Is it really legal (traffic law in Alberta) to turn right from the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line into the lane nearest and to the right of the yellow line, as shown in the following ...
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The flashing red light is treated like a stop sign

Does the flashing red light eventually turn into a steady red light before it changes to green? If so, does it always happen this way? Thank you! "Drivers facing a flashing red traffic control ...
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The arrow shown on the bicycle lane sign [closed]

There is an arrow on the following bicycle lane sign. What does it mean? Thank you!
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When the yellow lights (on a sign?) are flashing, the driver must reduce speed to a maximum of 30 km/h and yield or stop for pedestrians

Is the following statement saying that when the yellow lights on the sign (see below) start flashing, caution is required? I asked the question because they don't look "electronic" to me. ...
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Can two municipalities offer reciprocal traffic enforcement over a shared border road? (US)

Is there any precedent/legal framework for which two municipalities whose border is defined by the middle of a road could allow for traffic enforcement for both, rather than each having jurisdiction ...
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The flag must be at least 30 centimetres long on each of the four sides of "the square"

Hello ~ Does "square" in "during daylight hours, a red flag should be attached to the end of the extension or load. The flag must be at least 30 centimetres (one foot) long on each of ...
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Responsibility for a traffic infraction commited by someone else?

Let's say Bob owns a vehicle and his wife uses the car. The wife doesn't come to a complete stop at a red light and the traffic camera catches it. They issue a ticket in Bob's name as he owns the car ...
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Can personal dashcam footage recorded by a third party be used for traffic violation enforcement?

X is sitting at a red light (in the US). Another car (driver Y) behind X swerves around X to drive through the red light. X's vehicle has a recording dashcam which captures the license plate of Y's ...
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Do not pass or assist another vehicle to pass you by using this lane

Could someone confirm if "do not pass or assist another vehicle to pass you by using this lane" means: Do not pass another vehicle by using this lane, and Do not assist another vehicle to ...
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Turning right from a two-way road onto another two-way road

Alberta's driver's guide says "when turning right from a two-way road onto another two-way road, stay centred in your turning lane, and no more than 1 metre (3 feet) from the curb or edge of the ...
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The difference between the first available exit and any other exit

Alberta's driver's guide says "when you intend to use the first available exit, approach the circle (even though you are already in the circle, intending to exit ...) using the right lane. It ...
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My car was towed out of the city to another county, do city laws apply to maximum fees?

My car was Towed out of Seattle and into Burien, the Seattle website listing maximum fees a towing company can charge says "From private property in Seattle", am I correct in reading that as ...
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Can prosecutors and/or judges be sued for dereliction of duty when they change charges to avoid a jury trial?

Scenario (Utah, USA): A defendant is arraigned at a pre-trial hearing. Charges include driving without insurance and driving with an expired license. State law declares that those who do these things ...
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Is it legal to contact someone whose name you got from a police report?

The reason I ask is this. My father was bicycling when he crossed in front of traffic and was struck by someone driving a vehicle, and unfortunately, he died shortly after. I won’t go through all the ...
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Would it be illegal for me to act as a “Civillian Traffic Enforcer”?

I witnessed a silver Mustang full throttle from an intersection today and was wishing there was something i could do. (Or, substitute some other clear traffic infraction or dangerous driving — ...
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