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The ability to obtain a license to drive is based upon knowing the rules and laws associated with the endeavor. Ask questions here about the laws and legal responsibilities of being a driver.
Here are some use and installation tips from the U.S. Department of Transportation: Select a seating position with a lap and shoulder belt. Never use with lap belt only. The back is the safest place for all children to sit. A booster seat without a back may be used if child's head is supported (up…
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If you mean behind the second row, yes, it's illegal. And it's extremly unsafe even if it is legal. There may be a few "behind the times" states that still have the law that as long as all seat belts are in use, people can sit behind the seat or in laps, but that doesn't mean this should be done. It…
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This is regulated individually by each state/country, so you should check with the driving manual or on the dmv website of the state/country where you are driving. Typically, there is a weight limit for the child, under which they need to be in a car seat. Above that weight, a seat-belt is fine. 80 …
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It depends on the laws in your state. Each state varies on the laws for carseat and booster laws.   Really, yes. It's because seat belts are designed to fit adults over 5ft tall, and children that are under 4ft 9in tall really don't fit them. It's not about how old they are, it's about safety…
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YES, I don't remember what VA Bch is but I know they have a limit. This would be covered by the "mechanic's leins act " or a similar type state regulation that sets out the amounts that can be charged for vehicle storage. If you don't pay for the repairs and the storage costs, eventually the ga…
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Answer oh boy! You and I are in the same boat! lol I have a 2000 Kia Sephia and it is notorious for problems! Check wire harnesses leading to starter, and have mechanic check ignition/spark plugs... especially if it running/idling rough. Had the same problem with the same make and model. I'm not…
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Similar problem with my 2002 Kia Sportage. Lever engages, dash light indicates 4WD but truck still in 2WD. Dealer checked out, told me "solenoid valve frozen" and needs replacement. .
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Have the vehicle checked for trans codes. It is very likely a electrical problem with a sensor. It may be the TPS. Dan
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The fact that everyone else is going to same speed will not be a defense if you are stopped and ticketed for speeding. If you are worried about getting a ticket, then yes you should worry about speeding even if everyone else is. Yes, it is unlikely that you will be the one stopped, but someone has t…
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Farm Animals on Public Roads If warning or animal crossing signs are posted and the driver failed to take precautions, then the driver is at fault. All states require the operator of a Motor Vehicle to be in control of their vehicle at all times. If no warning signs are posted, then you may be able…
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This type of claim can go either way. It could be said that the passenger should have looked before opening the door. It could also be said that the driver of the other vehicle did not have the right of way going around on the passenger's side. It is up to the insurance companies to decide. If you a…
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If the insurance company is aware of you and the address where the car is garaged at, it is usually not a problem, but is something that they should be informed of.
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Well assuming the driver wasn't taken to jail you do have legal rights. Contact an attorney to discuss your options pertaining to your specific case.
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You give it to the police and they will deal with it. Or your insurance company will deal with it.
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In most cases parking lots are private property and are not subject to street laws. Therefore, no insurance company will assume liability.
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If it is parked legally and it is registered, than it is ok. But if it sits too long, it can be given a 72 hour notice and if it is still there after that then they can consider it to be abandoned and tow it.
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Absolutely, and before they start driving.
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IF the loan is in DEFAULT that has the car as collateral AND the LENDER issues a repo order, YES, the repo man can take the car from a 3rd party in possession.
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This link says 15 yrs. on a written contract in WV. http://www.creditinfocenter.com/rebuild/statuteLimitations.shtml
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%DETAILS% Answer I would fight anything less than 100% in your favor. Simply going against the layout doesn't reach the level of negligence, in my opinion, although their insurance company will probably see it differently. Parking lots are private property in a sense, and therefore are not ne…
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Backing out of a parking spaceThe person backing up is at fault, they have a greater duty the fact that the person is driving on the wrong side makes no difference. the person shoudl of waited to back out.--yes but like all accidents like these, it is circumstantial; if person A is backing out, pers…
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%DETAILS% Answer Depending on how old your niece is, she may be exclsively at fault. Did you have your own insurance of full coverage? If so, and she is less than 18 or 21 years they should pay the claim unless of course you concealed her from the insurance company. Under no circumstances will …
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It depends on if you are making a left turn at the intersection with a green arrow or not. Oncoming traffic always has the right of way unless at an intersection with a green arrow/red light. I have always been told that the left turning vehicle is chargeable (at fault)if while turning there is…
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"Since she backed into me and was moving is this her fault or both our faults because the parking area is to small for my truck?"It is totally her fault since your vehicle was stationary at the time of the accident.Did you call the police and file a report? Depending on the amount of the damage it i…
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According to most state traffic laws, the person backing up has the greater responsibility, to make sure the road is clear before backing up. However, this can be mitigated if the driver of the other vehicle is not exercising reasonable caution, is entering traffic from off the road, or is violating…
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%DETAILS% Answer Generally speaking, vehicle traffic in an alley that is "one lane" should travel from east to west. The vehicle already established in the alley has the right-of-way, but this doesn't give the driver of that vehicle the right to go zooming through the alley without being cau…
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%DETAILS% Answer Yes, it is. Liability can't be assessed to an inanimate object. The owner of the illegally parked car isn't inanimate, of course, but it would still not give the driver of the moving vehicle the "right" to hit the parked vehicle. As I noted in a similar question, recently …
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This is one of those deceptively simple situations, in which you think liability would be easy to determine. It's not.Many insurance carriers automatically assume there will be comparative negligence in a parking lot accident. In your case, you'll want to look at a few things before deciding on negl…
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You can allow your insurance carrier to handle the damages to your vehicle -- assuming you have collision coverage -- and your carrier will initiate subrogation against the at-fault party. "Subrogation" just means they'll go over the other driver for any money they paid out under your policy, and th…
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It depends on where you hit the turning vehicle. You have the right of way, however, you also have a duty to take all actions to avoid an accident. If you hit the left turning car in the rear portion of the side of their vehicle, the further back you get on the car, the more percentage of liability …
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They will probably look at the damage and let the evidence tell the story. Usually it's a 50/50 thing.
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depends on if they changed lanes safely or not(used their turn signals and changed lanes when safe to do so ) If they did you are at fault , if not they are . ALLWAYS get a cop out on the scene of a traffic accident , get a report and request that they be cited(given a ticket ) if they illegally cha…
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Well it's his fault cause he should have been watching were he was going.
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A car in the left hand turn lane is always at fault by driving law. However, it can be disputed in the insurance world, because it s always a matter of opinion as to who had the true right of way.
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No, you should look before you attempt to back out, or call the police & have them tow the other car if you cant get out. They would be responsible for $ owed to the tow yard that comes out, and/or possibly ticketed by the police. They wouldn't be responsible for damage you did to your own vehic…
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The other person is at fault. The law looks at this in the following way: they should have given themselves enough room behind you for them to be able to stop. If you were able to stop so quickly then they should have also been able to stop quickly; you must drive with adequate space.
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The person who opened the car door. Anytime a person or vehicle is entering into traffic, it is their responsibility to be certain that it is safe to proceed.
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A yellow light is a caution light. Therefore the person who is making the left turn is entering into traffic and is the one at fault.
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Both of you. Legally neither of you should be on public road. As you have no license you cannot claim any insurance.But in a normal situation, it would be the car driver's fault.
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There are many ways that claims are investigated and most times an acurate accessment of liablity can be reached. Damage location, statements,etc. If you are insured turn in the claim if you havent' and the adjuster will fully investigate, when it is a draw' and both claim opposite versions the insu…
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Even though the weather played a significant part in the accident, the other driver is still at fault. The basis being, they should have allowed for the hazardous driving conditions.
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You could tell the court that your dog ate your driver's license. Or perhaps the nearest phone (to call for police or ambulance help to save your sick parent) was a necessary-evil, unavoidable-driving-distance away.More likely than not, you knew that what you asked has no basis, and you must think a…
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Traffic fines and court costs are determined by the municipality in which the incident occurred. Call the Clerk of the Traffic Court where the offense was committed.
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I just got a ticket for going 79 in a 55 and my ticket was for $160. I want to know personally 1. how old you are, 2. what state you're in, and 3. what kind of area it was that you got a speeding ticket (be it a school zone, highway, two way street).. that would make this answer more helpful than j…
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The law enforcement agencies of every state are now linked together via computer- oh computers- how much we just love them? So, YES, whatever infraction you have in another state will show up in your home state. Although it is now becoming a blur as to what "Homestate" really means.
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Cannot give full answer, but basically means racing at 85+MPH. Carries a tougher penalty than just excessive speed due to the increased danger from racing.   Consequences...........Loose your license, maybe the car will be impounded, so you cannot drive it, and the fine will be huge, in order…
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California state law says that the maximum fine for speeding is $500 for the first offense, and $750 for subsequent offenses. The fine for a speeding ticket can only go above that if it has multiple citations. For example, if you are charged with speeding and reckless driving, you will have to pay …
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I don't think so... unless the state has gave the right to check for immigrant legal status to the police, if not. they can not do it. all they do is put you in jail, you have to pay your bond and that's it, some states only check your legal status if you do a big crime, like robbery or killing some…
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I'm not entirely sure how this works, but apparently there are some states in which this is easier than others (assuming you are in the US). I know many, many illegal immigrants who have North Carolina driver's licenses. For whatever reason, they can give an address in North Carolina, take the test …
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It depends upon the type of vehicle and the jurisdiction in which you registered the vehicle. Generally, motorcycles and trailers require only one license plate. In North America, all passenger vehicles have at least one license plate affixed to the rear of the vehicle, and in some jurisdictions, a…
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It depends upon the state laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles. In some states the person in the passenger seat must be at least 21 and hold a valid driver's license. In other states the passenger can be the legal emancipated age which in many states is 18 and also have a valid license…
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A Georgia Drivers license class "CP" is also referred to as an instructional drivers license requires another license driver (18 or over) to be present with the permit holder. There is no exception(Ga. O.C.G.A. 40-5-20). Georgia law further provides a class "D" or provisionary drivers license to new…
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The age limit changes from state to state. You must legally possess a valid learner's permit, and there must be a supervising adult (the age of which depends upon state law) who is a fully licensed driver in and who's driver's license is in good standing.
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Yes. 4503.21 Display of license plates and validation stickers or temporary license placard or windshield sticker.(A) No person who is the owner or operator of a motor vehicle shall fail to display in plain view on the front and rear of the motor vehicle the distinctive number and registration mark…
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No -- every state is given discretion, though most follow a standard format for size of plate, size of lettering, etc. Most DMV/Secretary of State Departments/Etc. belong to AAMVA, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, an organization that advocates cooperation and shared informa…
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This depends on your state/local laws. In most areas you can get a learners permit, where you can drive with a parent/legal guardian at any daylight hour, and drive without at either 16/17. When you start driving unsupervised, some areas will not allow you to drive any non-immediate family member. …
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It depends on the state. Some states issue new drivers a limited license until 18 or 21 which limits the number and ages of passengers allowed, as well as the times of day during which the driver may drive. Check the driver's handbook in the state where you license is issued for the complete rules. …
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as far as the lots here in san Diego go (which is practically run by former cops)selling your vehicle, they won't sale it right away. you have time to get it out. your best bet is to have someone call the lot, get the total and try to work out a deal. 30 days usually is how long they try to hold it …
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15   Anyone who's a licensed driver, in Texas at least.   In Michigan, the new law is with anyone with a license   In Missouri, they have to have a valid license themselves (unless you're not 16 yet, and then it's restricted to your parent/guardian) - check with your particular …
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%DETAILS% In Illinois, you could be arrested for No Valid DL, a misdemeanor offense. Without a legal, licensed driver, you don't have a license.   What you described is an administrative penalty more than anything else. If you do have a permit it isn't neccesarily a criminal offense per…
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Depends on the state or country where you live, period.
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4.4.1 - Time Restrictions A licensed driver (Class E or higher) who is under the age of 17 may not operate a motor vehicle between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless accompanied by a driver who is 21 years of age or older and holds a valid driver license (Class E or higher), or the operator is drivin…
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License and Register are differ License is permit to operate & Register is to own. In Chicago, you can go to any Currency Exchange office and get a title change with car plates without a drivers' license. It will cost a whole lot more but if you don't have a license, you have no choice. NO I…
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Call your State Highway Patrol, or Drivers license Exam Station (in the White pages under either State or License) and schedule an appt to take the driving test. In some states you must log 100 hours of accompanied driving. In others you must have completed a course in driving. These offices will …
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you don't get your liscense until your 16 and if your 16 or 17 then you wont have your learners permit anymore Check the driving manual in your state. It should say what will happen. Some states will charge a fine. Some states will arrest you. Some will impound your car or make your parents come …
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In California, if you get your Driving Permit after the age of 17 1/2, you only have to wait until your 18th birthday to get your regular, adult, non-restricted driver license.   Not Necessarily. First of all, dont worry because as long as you had insurance (if it was your fault) an accident…
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Not neccessarily Brenna. If you are 19, have had your permit AKA restricted license for at least 30 callendar days, and are capable of operating a motor vehicle and can prove this to a DMV examiner (who will only actually ride with you from 6-11 maybe 15 minutes) you should have no problems moving u…
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It depends what country (or state if in US) you live in. Each have their own laws regarding how old a person has to be before they can legally drive on the roads and that age can vary from 14 to 18.
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You can drive in the UK when you are 17. As long as you have passed the full driving test you can drive on your own
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It depends what stae you live in.In here in Alabama no you can't. There is no state that will allow a student driver (Class CP) to drive without a person who is over the age of 18-21 in the car (the age of the other driver may vary). A Class D license will enable the underage driver to drive wit…
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Fortunately, yes. They must have at least a Class D license; a Class CP is only a permit. If the 16 year old is caught, he may be prohibited from driving for up to ten years and fined, along with the parent of the person. In California, it is legal to drive to school at 16 with a permit if Mom or Da…
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Absolutely. It is an established legal principal that no one has a constitutional "right" to drive a motor vehicle. To be licensed to drive in a State, a person must meet any requirements or conditions set by the State, and the State can revoke a person's privilege to drive if those are not followed…
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There is no way! The only way to drive alone is on a provisional license which requires 6 months on a permit, 3 drivers training classes, and the Drivers ED. Actually yes you can. If you go to the dmv's site, there will be an exceptions section where you can go to school by yourself as long as t…
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No you cannot travel outside of NC with a learners permit. Not even with a 5 year licensed driver.
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You Are Permitted to drive on the right hand side to overtake slower traffic if the lines in the middle of the road are broken (and there is nothing coming the other way, obviously), and where the street is laid out for one-way traffic with multiple lanes, and as otherwise directed by a police offi…
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Since you know that someone got arrested in YOUR car then call the nearest police station (or where the person got arrested) and they will tell you where the car is and how to get it out.
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No,you can put all sorts of things in the open space as long as it is NOT another lic. plate!Curse words, un-PC, whatever you want, just no lic. plates or temp. tags etc.. Most one-tag states allow you to put anything you want in that space, as long as it isn't offensive. No curse words, and nothing…
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That really depends on what state you are in - typically it is around 16-17. Some states may issue learners permits at 15 1/2.
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You can be 15 to start driver's education. When you turn 15 1/2 you are able to take the drivers permit test, once passed, you can begin your behind the wheel training. 6 hours are required by law, with a licenced professional, before you can take your actual drivers test. Also, you must be 16 years…
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I have seen entire pools damaged by crushed glass and glass bead blasting. That's why I don't recomend using it when options exist. There is no harm in glass beading when done right. Glass beading, or blasting is like any other abrasive method of cleaning with pressure. The key is that you must use…
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No your parents permission is required until you attain the age of majority, which is usually 18 or more in most states.
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i would plead not guilty on the ticket, schedual a court date. hope the officer doesn't show, and if he does. tell the judge that you "plead for leaniancy" and that you realize your mistake If this is your first offense - just pay the hefty fine and hope that they do not give you points. It is u…
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16...   16 permit 16 1/2 - junior license 17 1/2 - unrestricted license
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Not here in the UK. Generally, the answer is the same in the states. Each state issues their own learner's permits, and generally all states require that a licensed driver (sometimes over a certain age) be in the car and available at all times.
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The age limite for drive in califonia is 18, 18 is the legal age. u can drive at 16, but you need Driving school and about 70 hours of practice driving.
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For any car that is impounded (not available for release without a police OK) or stored (available for release to the registered owner without a police OK), a written or verbal notice must be given to the party from whom it was taken. If no verbal notice of the vehicle was given to the person who ha…
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The state in whihc you live makes the laws governing driver's license. You would need to check the state statutes that apply to your situation. You could call the DMV and ask.   Laws that apply to driver's licenses and the revocation or reinstatement of them are made by states. To find out wh…
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Traffic fines are regulated by the municipality in which the violation occurs. A person can find out the amount of the ticket and court costs by contacting the clerk of traffic court. This is a partial answer. If you mouth off to the officer your ticket cost is problably going to be higher than th…
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Autos transported to the US that don't go through dealers have to be modified to meet US standards. Such as cataylytic converters. So it would seem logical that the steering wheel, etc. would have to be on the left. With the obvious exception of US postal trucks/vans. Depending on where you are I …
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It should not be a difficult matter. And you should not be worried about any recriminations. Take a copy of your birth or baptismal certificate or whatever is acceptable proof of age in Indiana. Tell them a mistake was made on your Illinois license and you want to correct it. Not a big deal.I agree,…
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If the two cars did not make contact and no damage was done to either city or state property then don't worry about it. The only time an officer gets involved is if actual contact or injury is done.Not certain I understand the issue. If for instance it is a situation, where one car cut off the other…
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In Illinois, yes. Maybe. It would depend on the laws of the state where you live. If it was impounded by the police/court then different laws would apply. Some states have forfeiture statutes also.   In Virginia, absolutely yes. If your vehicle is legally impounded and you aren't able to c…
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Probably nothing,if it were a minor offense, like a parking ticket. You'll get a notice in the mail wanting you to pay up, regardless of the offense. Of course if you get pulled over in that state again and they run (which they usually do) your license info. You could go to jail until you have a hea…
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In California all that is required if you are able to get bail and either fight your case from outside or just pay the fine and disappear.State/County's do their own from that of FEDS. I don't know the "usual" but I saw someone I presume was illegal get prosecuted for hit and run. He only went 1/2 a…
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i live in woodland hills, was doing 43 in a 30 and my ticket without traffic school is 220!!
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No. Even if some of the states that are crossed have no laws preventing it, some probably do. Also if the person(s) are traveling on a federal highway it would definitely not be legal.   Is it a stupid thing to do ?? Uh Ya. And if you come into Canada it is most definitely illegal.
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Technically in most states one should not open the drivers side door because it could interfere with traffic and cause accidents.If there are no cars coing and you do not interfere with traffic then it should be no problem.   I'd love to see more people comment on this, I've never heard anyon…
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Mississippi Learners PermitRULES HAVE CHANGED. If you are driving with a learner's permit in the State of Mississippi you will need a licensed driver with you. Age doesn't matter as long as it's a license , not a permit. Monday - Thursday teenagers curfew is at 11pm. Weekends it's 12am. You can only…
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