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Where exactly do speed limits start in Oregon?

Speed limits are set by ORS 810.180, which basically says that a road authority may set a speed limit. The DoT can set certain limits, with the only signage requirements being A designated speed ...
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Can a city police officer leave the city to pursue someone who commits a traffic offense within city limits?

There should be a policy, following GA Code § 35-1-14 (2020) which requires there to be a written pursuit policy (if they don't have a policy, they can lose funding). So you would have to look at the ...
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Speed enforced by radar - why the extra verbiage

united-states Speed limits can be enforced by any means (except photo-radar) in most U.S. jurisdictions without notice that it is being used. Those laws are close to being uniform in the U.S. due to ...
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Is it legal to intentionally cause a probably non-fatal accident to prevent a likely fatal accident?

Deliberately causing an accident is illegal. However, in some (probably many) jurisdictions there is a "necessity" defense against criminal charges. In Washington it goes like this: ...
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Are traffic tickets equity law?

The courts of Equity go back to roughly 1500 in the English system, and were inherited by the US from their colonial legal system. Charles Rembar, at the start of the chapter "Equity" in The ...
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Are traffic tickets equity law?

Traffic tickets are not equity law. This said, equity has not been done away with. It has merged with law in almost all states, and in some states, equitable defenses are available to legal claims (...
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What can a pedestrian do if a car refuses to stop at crosswalk which is marked by painted lines?

You can't sue since a "near miss" generally doesn't constitute an actionable civil wrong in these circumstances. Traffic laws are not enforceable in a private lawsuit. Very few states have ...
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What can a pedestrian do if a car refuses to stop at crosswalk which is marked by painted lines?

I've seen media reports (evening news) in which pedestrians have provided anecdotal evidence to local television stations regarding crosswalk violations. Depending on how busy the station is with ...
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