Automobiles Traveling in the Same Direction and Lane

 

If an incident occurs when automobile "B" is leaving a parking place and automobile "A" is passing the parking place, the driver of automobile "A" is not at fault and the driver of automobile "B" is 100 per cent at fault for the incident.

 

 

 

 

This situation applies with respect to an incident involving three or more automobiles that are traveling in the same direction and in the same lane (a "chain reaction").

If all automobiles involved in the incident are in motion and automobile "A" is the leading vehicle, "B" the second, and "C" the third,

(a) in the collision between automobiles "A" and "B", the driver of automobile "A" is not at fault and the driver of automobile "B" is 50 per cent at fault for the incident;

(b) in the collision between automobiles "B" and "C", the driver of automobile "B" is not at fault and the driver of automobile "C" is 100 per cent at fault for the incident.

 

 

In this accident, only automobile "C" is in motion.

(a) in the collision between automobiles "A" and "B", neither driver is at fault for the incident; and

(b) in the collision between automobiles "B" and "C", the driver of automobile "B" is not at fault and the driver of automobile "C" is 100 per cent at fault for the incident.

 

 

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Revised: March, 2006