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Is It Legal To Back Up And Park At A Convenience Store

Is it Legal to back up and park at a convenience store?

Every state has different laws, so check with your local ordinances.

But, where I live, backing is always prohibited on freeways, expressways, and other controlled-access highways including the shoulder. Elsewhere, backing is prohibited unless it can be done safely and without interfering with other traffic.

Yes. 7-Eleven operated here for a time but they sold their UK stores to another operator. The two convenience stores near me, a Co-op and a Tesco Express both open from 0600–2300, so they have similar opening hours. A little further but still walking distance, there’s a Texaco petrol station that is open 24 hours. Its convenience store is small but it does have a 24-hour off-licence (liquor store licence).

In American society, there have been times when it has been considered ok to break laws. For example, during the civil rights movement, people understood why Rosa Parks and others refused to obey unjust laws. But, those people paid for doing so, and along with their violations of the law, they also accepted the punishments that came with violating the law. This means they were arrested and in some cases fined, in other cases spent some time in prison.If you speed in your car, you have to accept that (a) you are breaking the law and could get pulled over and given a ticket and (b) you could get in a car accident if you are driving unsafely.So, sometimes people break laws for very good reasons. Other times, they break laws simply because it is convenient. But in either case, you need to be ready to own up to the fact that you broke a law.I was asked to add something on prosecutorial discretion. This is a very great power that a prosecutor has. The prosecutor gets to decide whether to go forward with charges or not. If a prosecutor does not believe they will be successful in a case, more often than not, they simply will choose not to file charges. Given you are asking about Secretary Clinton, it seems that this is the issue. The Attorney General specifically stated though that she would follow the recommendations of the FBI. Though the FBI had some harsh words for Clinton, it did not recommend charges. So that was the end of it.

I have a question about SC law regarding prepared food sales.?

117.337.1(B)(5) defines food designed to be heated in the store as ineligible for exemption so if you provide a microwave on the premise for use by the customers to heat their microwavable foods then that food is not exempt regardless of whether the park benches constitute accommodations, but yes, providing seating around the convenience store will create a presumption that certain food that would normally be exempt as unprepared foods are intended to be sold for immediate consumption. These would include cold items that are ready to eat packaged perishable foods that do not need to be heated up such as prepared sandwiches or salads. If the store provides utensils such as plastic knives, forks and spoons or free paper plates so the food can be consumed on site then that food would also be deemed to be prepared food (117.337.2(A)(d)).

If snacks and ice cream bars are sold off the shelf rather than from a lunch counter then they are exempt regardless of whether there are seating accommodations because it is presumed to be food that is to be consumed at home (see 117.337.1(A)(1)). If they are sold from a lunch counter they are not exempt (see 117.337.3(B))

The microwavable food should be taxable since you provide a microwave to heat and consume the food on the premises. Everything else should be exempt since it is sold off the shelf and not microwavable.

RV campgrounds are not the equivalent of hotels, motels, or other places furnishing accommodations. The camp site doesn't provide actual accommodations, just a place to park the RV and hook it up to electric, water and sewer lines. No RV = no accommodations.

I own and operate a Hallmark store. I need to let go of an employee. Should I tell her she is fired in?

I was driving a taxi and I got fired over the radio. "Gas it, C-5!"

The next cab company I worked for saw getting fired from Clifton Cab as a recommendation.

When nobody in the entire city had any dope, the night shift at Clifton Cab could always help you out. Johnny, the owner's son, was driving down the expressway, probably in a cocaine hailstorm, when he suddenly noticed that there was no other traffic on his side of the road. He looked back and discovered that he had dropped his cigarette boat on the pavement five miles back.

I can freely tell that story since they are no longer in business. That may or may not mean that sixteen- year-old girls in our city are marginally safer now that Johnny doesn't have a means of printing money.

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I made a comment on Steve Heard’s post, but decided to just post my comment here as an answer.Steve Heard's answer to If a car parks illegally and obstructs a public road, and I accidentally reversed into it assuming there was no car there, am I fully liable?The job of the police is not to decide on who is at fault. That is the job of the Insurance company.The police will take statements and give their opinion on the matter of course and with their experience, they can use certain codes on the police report to indicate certain faults to either driver. The insurance company will hold weight on the report’s statements from both drivers, the police report’s noted points of impacts, and infractions.The insurance will speak to each party, then with the use of their knowledge of traffic rules and regulations and the official book readily available to them, they will then judge liability.Point is, the cop can say whatever he wants at the time of the accident, but when the insurance company gets a hold of all available evidence, their final decision could be different and that ultimately is the decision of liability.You could be fully liable, or partially liable, depending on the state where the accident occurred and the evidence both insurances companies have to decide liability.

Putting movies in the cloud is a form of distribution. Sure, you've password locked who can view it, but it's still distribution.You can access it anywhere/everywhere. It's delivered to you're device from international data centers. That's distribution, even if you don't share it.For that matter, uploading it to Google Drive or wherever is copyright infringement. That's not covered under fair use for making a “backup”. Clearly your doing it for convenience.And lastly, if these movies came from DVDs, you had to rip them, meaning circumventing DRM. That's actually illegal, not copyright infringement, but specifically illegal in most countries under computer laws.

I park in handicap spaces to be closer to the door but i take up two spot cause i know handicap people?

You should give up ALL handicapped spots, unless you are actually handicapped, or are driving someone who is, and have the proper permit to park there.

As you are supposed to know, the handicap spaces are close to the doors for a reason: Physically handicapped people have a hard time walking for any distance.

It doesn't matter what reason they have for needing a handicapped parking permit.

If they have one, they have a need for it, and the closer parking space.

When my mother (who turns 80 in a few months) is in the car, I park in the handicap spaces for her convenience if she's going into a store. If she isn't going in, then I have no right to use a handicap space, and I don't. Very simple, and nobody is tempted to trash my car for being inconsiderate.

True, some are terrible drivers, but the spaces are wider to allow for that, and the fact that some handicapped vehicles are pretty big.

The people who value their cars more than the convenience of parking closer to the door go FARTHER AWAY in the parking lot and take up two, four or even SIX spaces where they don't infuriate people so much with their rudeness.

Some people who don't follow the simple rules of courtesy find they have a hefty ticket on their car, broken windows, slashed tires, or huge dents in their improperly parked car.

And, no, you DON'T know handicapped people if you think it's just fine to make them park farther away than they should need to because you don't feel like walking another 30 feet.

Can you carry a legal gun inside a bank?

Depends on the state. If the state you live in has a "license to carry" then technically you can carry anywhere in the state. The license will have a list of specific restriction such as "on commercial aircraft". A private company can stop there employee's from carrying, but cannot stop the public from carrying on there property if they deal with the public and/or do business with the general public (a grocery store that sells food to the public can't stop you from carrying a gun when you run in to get a gallon of milk if they sell milk to the entire public). The bank can have a sign, but a bank cannot make law. If the state allows you to carry (it would be listed on the restrictions of the license), the bank cannot supersede the state law. The exception to this is if the property is "Federal Property", then your state license would not apply. A local bank is not federal property.

Another one that usually arises is the question of a court. Can a court restrict the people coming into court from carrying a weapon? This also depends on the state's restrictions on the carry license. If there is no restriction, then technically you can carry because the court does not make law, it just rules on it. The exception is if the court is a federal court. Your license would not apply, because this is federal property within the state.

Now if you carry in a bank or in a court room and your license does not restrict you, will you be arrested if caught? Probably. When you go to court will you win, yes. You will be inconvenienced (arrested, booked, charged, bond posted, arraigned and go to trial) and pay out a lot of money (bond, lawyers, lost wages), but you could win if your state did not have a restriction on the license.

I gave you a link that allows you to click on the state you live to see what there handgun laws are.