Suppose there is a law which most people routinely ignore, and the government rarely if ever enforces it. Does the principle of dina demalchusa dina still require you to obey this law?
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I heard quoted from several poskim, one of whom was R' Moshe Heinemann (I don't remember who the other was) that even according to the opinions that Dina D'Malchusa applies beyond property and monetary law, it is permissible to go 8 miles over the speed limit (obviously this number would be case sensitive) because the police do not care when you are within that range of the speed limit (seemingly these poskim are assuming that is either safe or within shomer p'saim Hashem, that something which may be dangerous but is common practice is not a violation of your responsibility to take care of yourself).
This seems to be saying that a law which is not enforced is not required to be obeyed.