Asked in Car Accidents for Idaho

Q: I was hit by girlfriend of a salesman who was leaving the car lot .was she legal to drive a car off the lot?

There were not vehicle dealer plates on vehicle only a couple stickers on windshield and she was issued a ticket on scene

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Kent Higgins
Kent Higgins
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Pocatello, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: Idaho law requires dealers to have plates on all vehicles owned and operated on any Idaho highway. As the victim of the collision you are entitled to obtain a copy of the police report. The police report will indicate the code section of the violation for which she was cited. Driving without plates will not increase or decrease the girlfriend's liability to you for damage to your vehicle or injury to you. However, if the violation was for a negligent act, e.g. failure to yield, inattentive driving, etc. how she responds to the ticket could be helpful to your situation. For example, if she does not contest the ticket or is convicted of the violation that outcome would be treated as an admission of responsibility for your injuries.

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