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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?
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?
Regarding New York law, I got a ticket license plate
Regarding New York law, I got a ticket for a license plate suddenly missing from one end of my car. Should filing a police report allow me to get out of the fine ($65)? Can my car be ticketed every day for the same offense even if I leave the ticket on the windshield? Thanks.
You are waiting to make a right-hand turn out of a restaurant
You are waiting to make a right-hand turn out of a restaurant parking lot into a busy main road. There is no stop sign, just the understanding that you're permitted to go once it is safe to do so. Directly across from you is a driver in the designated left-hand-turn lane of the median, waiting to make a u-turn onto the same three-lane road as you. They arrived before you. Once there is a gap in traffic, who has right of way? Are you required to turn into the right hand lane? Are they required to turn into the left-hand lane? This is in the State of Louisiana, in the city of Metairie.
I was in an accident where my truck and another truck collided.
I was in an accident where my truck and another truck collided. the collision happened on private property. Both of the trucks involved had liability insurance only. I reported the accident to my insurance company right away and so did the other driver. Both insurance companies are trying to offer a 50/50 settlement where they are willing to pay for half of the damage to the other truck. My insurance company sent out an adjuster to take pics of my trucks damage and where the accident happened. both trucks were traveling perpendicular to each other next to a building on driveways and were on snow and ice. so it was a blind corner but my insurance company feels that I had the right of way. my question is is this 50/50 split that they are offering normal? Both trucks are not worth a lot of money. They are both worth around $3000 or less. They estimate it will be $3200 to repair my vehicle and the other truck has $1000 worth of damage
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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?
We live in the State of Washington. My son has lost his driver's
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?
I received a traffic ticket in a small township of 1300
I received a traffic ticket in a small township of 1300 people for failure to give a turn signal when turning left. This was 11 pm on a road with no traffic but the officer (new to this job assignment) was waiting in the dark to ticket ANY traffic violationshe could drum up. Truth be told, my car had passed annual state inspection the prior month but just this past week, developed a malfunction in the turn indicator such that it must be manually reset to "off" with every completed turn. Ergo, with so much manualmanipulation of the turn indicator required, I merely forgot the signal -- but got pulled over, ticketed, and thrown in jail for the night with car towed ($250 expense). Now I receive word from the court of jurisdiction that I should come to court preparedto pay fees of $850. My question is -- Would $850 be considered excessive for a simple Misdemeanor traffic offense of missed turn signal? Was incarceration for this traffic violation excessive? Looking at the ticket I was issued, I see only one violation formissed turn signal but I sense there may have been another trumped up violation added to my case so as to increase fees to this small township. Looking at the township's website where they post a police blotter with all violations and tickets issued, theyare weeks behind in updating their website, so how do I go about finding out if other charges were brought against me? Note we have a new mayor looking to make a name for himself and a whole slew of new outdoor Christmas lights and decorations and landscapingadded to the township which I am sure they must be looking to pay for in some way, hence, this now becoming a traffic trap for any hapless driver making even the smallest mistake. But doesn't $850 in fines and overnight incarceration for missing a turn signalsound excessive?
My vehicle was towed from my apartments supposedly parked inView more traffic law questions
My vehicle was towed from my apartments supposedly parked in a no parking zone but there are not any no parking signs or tow warnings, I found my vehicle at a house just 100 ft from my apartments and they are claiming to be a towing company and charging 200.00 to release it and must be paid in cash