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I live in SFO Bay Area. My son's school starts at 8:15am. It

I live in SFO Bay Area. My son's school starts at 8:15am. It gets very crowded during the school starting time. Sometimes, I don't get parking space to park my car on the curbside. So, I park my car blocking a house's driveway. This house is very close to the school. I just have to cross the road and leave my son and come back to my car. It would take 2mins in total. When I see house owner's car in the driveway, I don't park my car there. So far, I have not had any complaints from the house owner.For the past couple of days, one of the moms is harassing me and cussing me for blocking someone else's driveway. She is not the owner of the property and she doesn't live in the neighborhood. Today, she took several pictures of my car as it was parked blocking the driveway.Is it illegal to block someone else driveway? What can she do with the pictures?

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I have received a Courtesy Notice from Santa Clara Count,

I have received a Courtesy Notice from Santa Clara Count, CA.The alleged infraction identified as VC-21801A-IQ: If I file for a "Trial by Declaration", is it sufficient to point out that this statute does not apply? because I was entering from a driveway, and there was no possibility of "vehicles approaching from the opposite direction" ?[21804 might apply]Should I also point out that I did, in fact, yield the right of way?[I stopped in the nearer 'right-bound' lane, and did not enter the left-bound lane, and the car in that lane (a local police car) did proceed without incident/collision; stopping 50 feet later]That is: after looking right, then left, i pulled into the roadway, and checked back to the right (after clearing some visual obstructions) and saw the cop car the left-bound lane; so I braked, the cop and I looked at each other as he passed by (both of us surprised) so I finished entering, and pulled to the right shoulder, and he stopped further up and came back to request license and registration, and the spend several minutes thumbing through his code book looking for the right code, and finally came up with this for "failure to yield".Which is: "21801. (a) The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left orto complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public orprivate property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to allvehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are closeenough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turningmovement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to theapproaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made withreasonable safety."[http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=veh&group=21001-22000&file=21800-21809]"21804. (a) The driver of any vehicle about to enter or cross ahighway from any public or private property, or from an alley, shallyield the right-of-way to all traffic, as defined in Section 620,approaching on the highway close enough to constitute an immediatehazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that trafficuntil he or she can proceed with reasonable safety."

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If you are driving down the road in Wheeling, Il and decide

If you are driving down the road in Wheeling, Il and decide to make an illegal left turn into a business with driveways clearly marked "no left turn" and "do not enter" thus violating Il Statute 11.305(a) and collide head on with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction, have you engaged in Reckless driving because you cause an accident while doing something illegal?

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In Mesa AZ, can I leave a car parked in my driveway with

In Mesa AZ, can I leave a car parked in my driveway with expired registration? I live in an HOA, on a private street.

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Yesterday I parked my car in a lot in a busy area. I went

Hi! Yesterday I parked my car in a lot in a busy downtown area. I went and ran some errands, and when I returned to my car, I backed out of the spot and pulled up to the lot driveway and prepared to make a right turn. The lane I was turning into was empty, but the opposite lane (cars driving to my left) was very busy, so I attempted to angle my turn so as not to hit any cars in that lane. I angled the turn incorrectly, and scraped the back left side of my car against the rear left bumper of a car parked on the curb right along the lot entrance/exit. The driver of the other car was not present (it's a shopping district in the town so I assume they were parked there to walk to do similar errands). I turned back into the lot, contacted my insurance agency, and contacted the police. The driver of the other car never returned while I was waiting. An officer arrived, I explained what happened, and he wrote up an accident report, giving me a $125 ticket for failing to yield from a driveway. Is this a relevant charge for accidentally hitting a parked car, or is there a way I can contest this (I admit the accident was my fault, but I want to know if this is a charge I should be given)?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not, only to my insurance agent and the officer at the sceneJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Nothing relevant to this incident I can think of. I didn't contest the ticket in the moment with the officer (I was a bit stunned and feeling bad about what happened), so I don't know if that would hurt my chances contesting the charge.JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: okJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I recently retrieved a careless driving ticket in Concord,

I recently retrieved a careless driving ticket in Concord, NC after doing a controlled burnout in my 2014 Camaro in the parking lot of a new car dealership. I did the burnout while leaving the facility and I believe the officer writing the ticket was operating as off duty paid security, as there are several dealerships all owned by the same company. I was pulled over and given the ticket about 1/4 mile from the dealership. While the officer was writing the ticket, at least three vehicles with members of the sales staff of the dealership drove by laughing, as they may have been the ones that informed the officer of the burnout. There was no one in front of me, on the side of me or near my path when I did this burnout. After the burnout, I slowed the vehicle to a stop and then turned onto the public road, where I was pulled over approximately 1/4 mile down the road. The officer stated that there were a number of people all around me and that I was endangering them. My 18 year old son and I did not see anyone near us in the parking lot or on the street. After the officer gave me the ticket, I drove back to the dealership and asked them if there was anyone in front of me or around me. They mentioned that is was all caught on camera and they would like me to leave. Upon there request, I left the facility without incident. I returned later that evening and photographed the area and the tire marks left by my vehicle.My reason for going to the dealership is that approximately two hours earlier my 17 year old son had struck something in the road which ruptured the fuel tank of his car. He look for the safest place that he could pull into to evaluate what happened to the car. He pulled into the dealer parking lot near the service department and parked the car. When he got out, he then saw that the fuel tank was visibly leaking fuel on to the ground. He called me and asked me what to do about it, I suggested he try and plug the hole with a piece of wood or something. While we were talking, someone from the dealership show room came outside and told him he needed to get the car off of a lot in the next 30 seconds or he was calling the police. My son hung up the phone with me. He was able to quickly find a small stick to slow the leak and at the salesman continued threat, he left and drove back home.Upon returning home, he explained the entire incident to me and I realized by forcing him to get off the lot immediately and drive leaking gasoline, they put him in harms way, with the risk of the vehicle catching on fire due to the leak. After hearing this, he and I drove back to the dealership and I went inside to speak with them. The showroom was void of any customers so I asked to speak with someone about the incident, and my son remained outside as he was embarrassed. The manager explained to me that they had offered to help him and simply asked if he would pull the vehicle off to the side and had not insisted that he leave immediately. Most of the workers in the showroom were attentive to the conversation and some spoke up and said they even offered to have a mechanic look at it. Since this conflicted with what my son had told me, I returned outside to the vehicle and asked him if that's what happened. He explained to me that that was not what took place and that a black gentleman came out to him and told him that he needed to leave immediately or they would call the police. I returned to the show room and asked if anyone had spoken to my son and threatened him. The manager said that there were just two black individuals working at the dealership and both of them were there during the conversation and said they had not spoken to my son and said that. At this point I decided it was time to bring my son inside and confront them with what appeared to be conflicting stories. My son visually described to them the gentleman that had spoken to him harshly requesting him to leave. They explained that they did not have a black person working there that met that description. My son said he really wasn't sure exactly what the guy looked like as he was busy trying to fix the leak and leave within the 30 seconds they requested him to do. I directly asked one of the two black gentleman if he had spoken to my son and he said he had. I pointedly asked him if he had offered help or if he had told him that he needed to be off the lot in 30 seconds. He said that he did not say that at which point I looked my son directly in the eye and asked him if that is what happened son? He told me that is not what happened and I again directly questioned the black gentleman that had spoken to my son during the incident and he said that he may have said something like that. I explained to him that he put my son at risk by asking him to immediately leave the parking lot.How do I subpoena the parking lot videos as evidence, and subpoena the man that threatened my son. What else should I use as defense and how?

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Owner of a taxi company was driving a passenger when he was

owner of a taxi company was driving a passenger when he was rear ended by another driver when waiting to turn into a driveway with blinker on. can the passenger of the taxi driver sue both parties even though the other vehicle was at fault?

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This incident occurred in NC. My wife was traveling in the

This incident occurred in NC. My wife was traveling in the middle of a group of vehicles on a two lane county road. She approached the left turnoff into our neighborhood, began to slow down and turned on her left blinker. A car which was several vehicles behind hers pulled out and in order to pass multiple cars including my wife's which had her left turn signal on at the time. She began to turn and the passing car hit her as he went by. She did not see the passing car prior to commencing her turn. Who is at fault - my wife or the passer?

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We live in the State of. My son has lost s driver's license

We live in the State of Washington. My son has lost his driver's license (suspended) and is not able to apply to get it back for another year. My husband and I helped him buy a 49cc scooter. In this state I understand you can drive something under 100cc without a license. Is he able to drive this vehicle in this state. Also, we have a large property and he sometimes drives our snowplow truck to the end of our driveway. Is that legal?

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