Written by Gregory Monte. I always assumed that vehicle inspections were required for safety reasons. After all, improperly maintained cars are hazardous to all drivers. But then I read that both the Virginia and West Virginia legislatures are considering extending inspections to every other year. In fact, they even thought about making them every three years. … Continue reading Vehicle Inspections – Is It Really About Safety?
Written by Gregory Monte. I first discovered this particular law when doing research into the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code. The result was a blog post called: Virginia Driving Laws – You Would Need a Police State to Enforce Some of Them The Virginia Statute (and my commentary on it) § 46.2-812. Driving more than thirteen hours … Continue reading A Ticket for Driving Too Many Hours in a Day?
Written by Gregory Monte. While I didn’t do exhaustive research, a quick Google search revealed that many states have laws which direct how drivers should behave when “meeting” a vehicle coming in the opposite direction on a narrow road. The language was the same in each of the examples I came across: “Drivers of vehicles … Continue reading The “Road Hog Statute” – A Motor Vehicle Law to Enforce Common Courtesy.
Written by Gregory Monte. If you sneeze or cough and don’t cover your nose while doing so, should you be cited for this by the police? I know this question sounds silly, but contagious diseases can be quite deadly. According the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the flu and pneumonia are the 8th leading cause … Continue reading A Ticket for Improperly Opening Your Car Door? Another Silly Virginia Driver Law.