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Can I drive to a mechanic for repairs with no tax or MOT?

My car failed its MOT yesterday and, as a result of my bad time management, the tax disc has expired today. I can't tax it without it being covered by a valid MOT certificate, but I need to get it to a garage for repairs so that it can pass the MOT. Is it legal for me to drive it to the mechanic? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Jul 1, 2014 - 4 answers

Can you please help me to free my car?

Hello Everyone, So my car is currently impounded at a private tow lot in New York City as it has been for the past 5 weeks. I only received notification from the police department by mail in the past few days. When I called up to the tow lot this morning and spoke with the general manager, he informed me that my car has already racked up almost $1400 (!) in storage fees at $27/day. (The police document said only $17/day). He also said that he had sent a package to me on 1/26, but I still haven't received it yet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2013 - 24 answers

Metaphorical question, but a serious one: Stuck at an intersection. How should I proceed when the light changes?

I'm in a bad pickle at this time, so I'm reaching out to the Green to help me decide which the best next step is moving forward. To keep it as simple as possible, I got in a car accident more than two years ago, using a major car rental company. I got an unexpected bill from the car rental company almost two years later (late December 2011) for a high amount (let's say over $30,000) that the other party apparently were given by the rental company due to their alleged injures. I had no insurance when I was in the accident. For many reasons, I felt the collection of the debt was unfair. I had temporary legal representation (a family friend), but he was unable to get the car rental company to forgo the collection, so he bowed out early January. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Oct 9, 2012 - 27 answers

Proper protocol after auto accident claims request?

(CA) Driver who hit me is uninsured and I've begun the claims process with my ins. co. Should I give uninsured driver a head's up? [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

I Don't Need a Law to Be Safe!

I am trying to find the actual law which states that infants younger than one year old and under 20 pounds need to be in a rear-facing car seat in Minnesota. Not only can I not find the actual law, but I am getting conflicting information on .gov and .org websites. My research trail inside... [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

I backed into a concrete pillar, halp!

I backed into a concrete structural beam in a parking garage. Will my car be okay/did I need to report this "accident" to the police? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Why isn't it illegal to stand on the bus?

Why (in the UK, or anywhere else where this applies) is it illegal to drive without wearing a seatbelt, but legal for bus passengers to sit, or even stand without one? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Can a car be towed under abandoned car law if it's from the owner's house?

My housemate's car has been unfixable and sitting on our residential street for about three months, can it be towed under an abandoned car law? [more inside]
posted by Outis on May 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Is it illegal to drive without a passenger side mirror?

Is it illegal to drive without a passenger side mirror? [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Jul 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Ford's Law?

Is there a precursor to Moore's Law for internal combustion engines? If so, can you provide details, please?
posted by Exchequer on Apr 24, 2008 - 7 answers

car use compensation

Is there a California law on the books that dictates compensation for using a personal car for work related activities? Various Google searches give me endless personal injury attorney links. Thanks!
posted by Brocktoon on Apr 1, 2008 - 3 answers

How long can I drive a car before turning it over to the insurance company?

Someone hit my car. Their insurance company wants to total it. How long can I drive it before they take it away? [more inside]
posted by tss on Jan 15, 2008 - 21 answers

Where do my car and I belong?

Help me figure out what to do about my driver's license and my car's tag & title (mainly FL but also GA). [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Jan 11, 2008 - 1 answer

Is there a single US Highway Code?

Is there a US-wide equivalent to the Highway Code? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Apr 25, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I state the purchase price of a vehicle acquired in a trade?

Wisconsin Car Title Filter: I'm trading my vehicle for another vehicle plus cash. Wondering what to do about titling the new vehicle. [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on Apr 18, 2007 - 3 answers

My car got towed in Chicago

I live in chicago and got my car towed last night (on Division bet. western and california). The reason is because there is no parking on the street when snow is two inches or more (from 3am to 7am). It has not snowed since wednesday and there was no snow in the street when I parked there, nor did it snow during the evening. I paid the fee to get my car out and I have scheduled a hearing for 2/23/07. Has anyone successfully gotten their money back? Am I in the wrong? I would appreciate any advice I can get going into this hearing.
posted by danb1 on Feb 16, 2007 - 18 answers

Ridin' Dirty

If a person has a valid out of state license and has had their in-state (lets say... Virginia) license revoked, and is pulled over driving in Virginia, if they produce an out of state license, can the police officer link this valid out of state license to the revoked in state license? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Sep 4, 2006 - 16 answers

Can you wear a helmet in a car?

So the old "Helmet Law" debate flared up on a motorcycle mailing list I'm on. A new twist came about this time though; the claim is outstanding that it's actually illegal to wear a helmet while driving a passenger car or truck on public roads. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by de void on May 27, 2005 - 19 answers

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