[Tagging] Access restrictions for shoulder lanes?

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Feb 3 10:10:12 UTC 2015

On Feb 3, 2015 3:37 AM, "Colin Smale" <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 2015-02-03 10:20, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On Feb 3, 2015 3:06 AM, "Colin Smale" <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> Surely there is never a law against breaking down.
>> And yet, in Oklahoma and Germany, it's considered preventable and, as
such, prohibited on roads with minimum posted limits. The irony of this in
a state known for having a high number of "rez cars" isn't lost here...
that said, on most highways with minimum speeds, there's usually (but not
always) a hard shoulder (on which you're expected to use to find a good
place off the pavement to put your vehicle until it can be moved to a less
> "Preventable"? How does that look in law? Is that "Failure to maintain
the vehicle" or what? What exactly will you get a ticket for?

Not sure what they would write you up with in Germany, but it would be an
easy write up as failure to maintain minimum speed and possibly a parking
violation (if you didn't get it off the pavement) in Oklahoma.  About the
only way you'd get written up on roadworthiness grounds here is if the car
had a salvage title, in which the ticket for not having a valid
registration plate would be my bigger concern...
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