Irving, TX asked in Car Accidents and Municipal Law for Kansas

Q: Does Kansas (City of Wichita) have a law/code requiring disclosure of the height of a restaurant porte cochere?

My vehicle went under a restaurant's carport/porte cochere and hit the under side of the roof. The porte cochere is uneven underneath (i.e. not the same height all the way across). There was no signage indicating the lowest height (like you would see at a parking garage or a fast food drive through). Should this height legally have been displayed/dislosed, and if so, what is the statute?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Bigger problem is if it was close enough that you might hit it you have an obligation to avoid hitting if you could have. For instance if you have a van with a high roof, you would want to get out, check it out, and if close just don't go there.

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