Automobiles Traveling in Opposite Directions

 

If neither automobile "A" nor automobile "B" changes lanes and both automobiles are on or over the center lane when an incident (a "sideswipe") occurs, the driver of each automobile is 50 per cent at fault for the incident.

 

 

 

 

If automobile "B" is over the center line of the road when an incident occurs, the driver of automobile "A" is not at fault and the driver of automobile "B" is 100 per cent at fault for the incident.

 

 

 

 

If automobile "B" turns left into the path of automobile "A", then the driver of automobile "A" is not at fault and the driver of automobile "B" is 100 per cent at fault for the incident.

 

 

 

 

If automobile "B" is leaving a parking place or is entering the road from a private road or driveway, and if automobile "A" is overtaking to pass another automobile when an incident occurs, the driver of automobile "A" is not at fault and the driver of automobile "B" is 100 per cent at fault for the incident.

 

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Revised: March, 2006