Understanding the Lemon Law
When a purchase fails to meet quality and performance standards, we call it a lemon. The Lemon Laws, which is the common nickname for the various state laws, provide legal remedies to consumers who purchase cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles, wheelchair and computers that turn out to be lemons. The federal lemon law, more properly the [...]
The Lemon Law and Leases
The Lemon Laws, which is the common nickname for the various state laws, provide legal remedies to consumers who purchase cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles, wheelchair and computers that fail to meet quality and performance standards. The federal lemon law, more properly the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, can cover purchases in any state. State laws vary, so [...]
How bad is driving without a license?
You should always make sure that you have your driver’s license on you whenever you are operating a motor vehicle. Driving without your license isn’t just a minor traffic violation and should not be compared to that of a speeding ticket. It is a serious criminal offense and penalties can be severe depending on the [...]
What happens if I get caught driving without insurance?
The first thing you need to do when you buy a motor vehicle is purchase auto insurance. Auto insurance will protect you when or if you are involved in a car accident. Having car insurance is just as essential as a driver’s license. Driving without insurance is considered one a serious violation. Mandatory penalties regarding [...]
Is talking on my cell phone while driving illegal?
We’ve all done it. You’re in the car, the cell phone rings and you pick it up without evening thinking twice. Or, you’re speeding down the highway while simultaneously carrying on a detailed conversation on the phone with your best friend. Either way, it’s dangerous. Talking on your cell phone while driving is considered a [...]
When you don’t follow the rules of the road
Unfortunately, traffic violations are a common occurrence. Whether it’s changes lanes without using a blinker, running a stop sign or speeding — everyone is guilty of violating a traffic law and one time or another. Though some traffic violations are far worse than others, it’s best to abide by the rules of the road. By [...]
Speed Trap Laws and You
Depending on what State you live in, the speed traps will vary in number and their according legislation. While some regions of the country have dedicated their efforts to installing and maintaining speed traps for nearly the entire enforcement of speeding laws, others have remained more dependent on the traditional highway patrols. If you want [...]
No Speed Limits may be a precursor to Safer Highways in the States
Speed limits are something that is determined by local authorities in each State, so that there are no specific federally set speed limits – the highways are therefore not homogenous in their expectations of safe speeds. Notably, Montana has eliminated its highways speed limits, a move that has opened up debate on whether or not [...]
Seat Belt Safety: Do the Numbers add up?
Seatbelts remain one of the most controversial elements in driving safety, since people can’t seem to agree on whether or not they are really making them safer in a vehicle. The idea behind the seatbelt is very simple and we all know that law dictates we wear one while operating a vehicle or whether we [...]
What are the differences in Helmet Laws from State to State?
Helmet laws are a relatively new addition to local legislation in America and other parts of the world, and as such many of us are actually still unaware what is expected of us in terms of a helmet. These laws pertain to both bicycles and motorcycles, and the specifics are written in terms of both [...]
Just what is the legal premise behind carpool lanes?
Surely you have noticed the carpool lanes that have sprung up more and more in communities across the country over the last several years – if you use them they are a treat and if you don’t qualify they can seem nothing more than a cruel tease. The cars filled with passengers get to work [...]