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I am trying to learn the truth about traffic laws (namely speed
I am trying to learn the truth about traffic laws (namely speed limits). In short, I need to confirm the following:1. Even though the left lane is considered the "fast lane," and sometimes there are signs that say "Slower Traffic Keep Right," aren't drivers in the left lane still supposed to follow the speed limit? Doesn't that sign just mean that drivers choosing to drive slower than the speed limit need to remain in the right lane?2. Even though many policemen, sheriffs and state troopers might allow the "5 miles over" policy (or even 10-15 from what one source told me), 5 miles over is still a violation of the speed limit and could be used against a driver if an accident were to occur, right?3. Isn't the only time a driver (following the speed limit) required to stay out of the left lane is if there are signs indicating "Left Lane for Passing Only"? I am not seeking answers based on what's popular or "forgivable"; I'm looking for what the law expects. You see, several law enforcement acquaintances have told me different views about the speed limit, making it almost seem like it isn't really that important so long as the flow of traffic is followed (even if it's 20 miles over).Thanks for your help!
I entered US on Jan 24th 13 and am driving a rental
Hi,I entered US on Jan 24th '13 and am driving a rental car based on my India License and the IDP issued to me in India.During my last visit to NJ in 2011, I had submitted an application to one of the NJ DMV agency with intent to secure a NJ driving license. I was issued an Examination Permit on 08/13/2011 with the following unique number:-K3196 75300 02792I didn't get back to the DMV agency to complete pending formalities (e.g. Knowledge Test, Vision Test etc.) in 2011 since I did not had a need for a car as I was putting up in a Hotel (atXXXXX Parsippany, NJ 07054) which is walking distance from my Workplace (i.e.XXXXX Parsippany, NJ 07054).Unfortunately during this trip in 2013, yesterday on Mar 3rd'13 at 9:25 PM EST I was issued a ticket for 'careless driving' (39:4-97) and the Complaint Summons reflects “K3196 75300 02792" as the driver's license number!I did share my India driving license and the IDP (issued to me in India) to the Police Officer during the halt; however, the complaint summons still bears this unique number i.e. K3196 75300 02792.Request you to kindly help clarify the following please:-a. What is the value of this unique number i.e. K3196 75300 02792?b. Once I pay the fine (i.e. around $87) will this violation be linked to this unique ID i.e. K3196 75300 02792?c. For how long can I drive in NJ based on my India license and the International Driving Permit issued in India? Please note that I re-entered US on Jan 24th '13 and my work ends in first week of May'13. As per my telephonic conversation with a representative (Sharon) from NJ DMV in 2011, I was told that I do not need a NJ license if I my stay in NJ is less than a year. Is this provision still active?I tried reaching out to the NJ DMV at 1XXX-XXX-XXXX today but had to abort the call due to long hold time (around 22 minutes).Would highly appreciate a quick reply for the aforesaid queries from you end.Best Regards,Ujwal Khanna
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I was in Virginia at the crosswalk outside of the Dunn-Loring
I was in Virginia at the crosswalk outside of the Dunn-Loring Metro Station. I had to cross Gallows Road. Traffic had the red light crossing the path that I had to cross and had about 10 seconds to cross according to the crossing sign on the other side. I crossed in a rush making it before the time was up and was stopped on the other side by the police for, as he put it, jaywalking. It appears the hand was flashing on the crosswalk sign. I was given a ticke - cannot read his writing very well, but it appears I was charged with impeading traffic at the crosswalk. Law Section is 81-1-6/41-2-923. Is this even legal or ligitimate? It appears that the police (there were 3 police cars on the side that I was stopped on) - there were 2 or 3 people getting written up when I was stopped and several more waiting as I was being written up.
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A police officer from South Brunswick, NJ said that I would
A police officer from South Brunswick, NJ said that I would have been given a ticket and have 2 points added to my license because I "did not give enough space for the officer" when driving on a lane next to a shoulder of the road. I clearly was on the right lane. The officer said "i'll leave you with a warning but I will give you a ticket for "Obstruction of windshield for vision instead." I just had an air freshner hanging from the rear view mirror. So, I looked at the NJ point system and realized that there is nothing close to a description of my unlawful driving. Has the officer stopped me and given me a ticket under bogus reasons?
I received a traffice violation for an authorized approach to an emergency vehicle. A poli
I received a traffice violation for an authorized approach to an emergency vehicle. A police car with flashing lights was off to the rt side of the road. No signs of an emergency in progress. I was in the left lane going about 40 miles a hour. The officer wanted until I pasted him and pick up speed to 45 miles per hour and then stop and gave me a ticket. Is there anything I can do?
We live in Georgia. When I grew up in Connecticut our driving
We live in Georgia. When I grew up in Connecticut our driving test included that one should give berth to bicycle riders & folks pulled to the side of the road, including emergency vehicles. I did not know about the Move Over LAW on the books, I believe, in every state. So..... my first question is: when laws, such as this, get revised, updated, or changed, how is the public notified? How can someone be held responsible for a relatively new law and all of its details therein, if they are never formally/officially notified? In respect to the first question, I have a friend today who did not move over to the left hand lane when passing a Police Officer administering a ticket to a person in another vehicle. Most definitely, it would seem, that his lack of driving consideration warranted a ticket, as he put himself, the passenger, and the Police officer's safety at risk. Although he was not aware of the Move over law, or what exactly it requires, he should have slowed down and given wide berth to the situation, but evidently he did not. What surprised me was that the officer pulled him over and told him that infraction of the Move Over law was now a Felony and he would be going to jail. Is this true? (Or perhaps there is a missing piece to the puzzle here.) None the less, he was taken to the local jail and had to be bonded out by his sister for $500.00. This probably does not include the fine and any time that he is going to have to serve. Should I assume that my friend's brother perhaps had other extenuating circumstances that may have caused him to go to jail for this violation, and/or is this law actually a Felony in Georgia? Signed, "Trying to Keep up" in Georgia
There was a unexpected snow storm and I slipped on ice and
There was a unexpected snow storm and I slipped on ice and crashed my car. There were no injuries but a fence was damaged. I recieved a $110 ticket "driving on road ways laned for traffic"... I think this is because my car slid to the other side of the road. I pleaded not guilty... what do I tell the judge
I was ticketed for FLD due care for emerg veh stopped or standing .View more traffic law questions
I was ticketed for "FLD due care for emerg veh stopped or standing". I am a resident of New Jersey and I was not aware that I had to change lanes when a police car was on the shoulder ticketing another car driver. I do not believe NJ has such a law and I find it unfair to be charged for a law that I did not know existed and that was not displayed on boards at the entrance of New York State.I do not know what is the fine and the points I will lose, and my chance of winning a plea of not guilty.