You may find it helpful to review these crash examples, which our claim representatives can use as a tool to assess responsibility. For each crash, we describe what the rules of the road are and which sections of the Motor Vehicle Act apply.
Remember, every crash is unique, legislation can change over time and case law evolves. Please contact your ICBC claim representative if you have questions about your assessment.
Rear-enders and stationary vehicle crashes
Crashes during lane changes or while merging
Crashes while turning right, left, or making a U-turn
Crashes while overtaking and passing
Crashes in parking lots or when opening doors
Crashes in roundabouts and traffic circles
Starts and back-ups on roadway
Traffic lights, signs, and signals