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At a highway construction v merge area, my wife let a truck
At a highway construction v merge area, my wife let a truck in from the other merge lane then proceeded to merge into the beginning of the one lane highway traffic herself from her merge in lane. An suv following the truck failed to yield right of way and the two vehicles bumped lightly on their sides. Because of construction cones and walls, one lane and heavy traffic my wife says there was no area to pull over to for about 25 minutes of slow travel with the suv behind my wifes car. When construction ended and two highway lanes opened up my wife was going to pull over but she says the driver of the suv pulled along side her passenger side screaming and waving his fist. It was 1 am in the morning and my wife says she became too afraid to pull over. Did she committed a hit and run and should she contact her insurance or the authorities or wait. There is no damage to her car, the side mirror was angled in.
Right Hand Turn In Dedicated Turning Lane With Red Light
Hi, I live in GA. There is a four lane road that has a dedicated right hand turn lane. I approached the intersection to turn right. The light for the strait lanes turned red. I was in the turn lane to turn right and slowed down to make sure that there was no traffic (it was 1:00am so no one was out). Anyway, I slowed down to yield in case someone was coming then proceeded to turn right. I then got a ticket citing code section 40-6-20 for failure to obey a traffic control device. I have searched and searched online and there is a remarkable amount of confusion about this. 1) It is unclear to me that the traffic lights that applied to the strait lanes would apply to the turning lane. 2) At any intersection where there is a stop light that applies to that lane then there is always a white line showing where you are supposed to stop at. There is a white stop line at the two normal lanes that do have a stop light, however, there is no such line in this lane. So even the people who painted these lines apparently agree that this is a yield lane and not a stop lane. Here is a google maps street view of the intersection I was at: https:[email protected],-83.3787254,98a,35y,270h,39.47t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x88f66cdea603c2cd:0x45a173288df522e2Your advice is appreciated! Thanks!!
My newly probationary-licensed son got a ticket for turning
My newly probationary-licensed son got a ticket for turning right where there was an obscured "No Turn on Red" sign, but another (unobscured) up by the traffic light. He says he waited while the crosswalk sign counted down to "1" and then turned. The officer had just passed by and pulled over to wait for him, then pulled out and pulled him over. How many points is this "No Right on Red" ticket, and do we have any way to lessen it's impact? My son says he simply never saw the signs.
I am a volunteer fire fighter and I was responding to a fire
I am a volunteer fire fighter and I was responding to a fire call. I was going 79 in a 55 mile zone. It was an open highway with no traffic. I did have my blue lights flashing. About 4 days later I got a ticket in the mail from an Iowa state trooper. He didnt pull me over or didnt contact me in any way. Is there anyway to fight this?
I received a photo radar ticket showing that: the length of
I received a photo radar ticket showing that: the length of the amber signal was 3.1 seconds at the time I entered the intersection at a speed of 20 MPH and making a left turn. At that time, the signal changed to red. According to the camera, I was not past the point of violation. The speed limit on the street was 40MPH. As I read "28-1203. Red light running", "A VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 3 OF THIS CHAPTER THAT IS DETECTED BY A PHOTO ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM MAY ONLY RESULT IN A TRAFFIC TICKET AND COMPLAINT IF THE PHOTO ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM PHOTOGRAPHS THE VEHICLE INVOLVED IN THE VIOLATION AT LEAST ONE SECOND AFTER THE TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL TURNS TO A STEADY RED SIGNAL." means that I should have had a "grace" period of one second before being issued a ticket. I have also read that there is a minimum requirement of 3 seconds for the XXXXX XXXXXght and a higher speed limit requires a longer light. My understanding is that a 40 MPH roadway requires a 4 second amber. Do I have a valid reason to dispute this traffic ticket?
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Is it against the law to trail sheep or cattle on a highwayView more traffic law questions
Is it against the law to trail sheep or cattle on a highway (not interstate) in Colorado?We have been trailing sheep on Hwy 13 from Meeker Co to Utah for over 50 years and now have a highway patrolman who is threatening citations for impeding traffic. We have flagman in front and behind the herd(s) to prevent accidents.