When a vehicle exits a parking lot and collides with a cyclist on the road

These collisions happen when a driver crosses a sidewalk or roadway while pulling out of a parking lot and collides with a cyclist. ​

In this diagram, the vehicle is making a right turn to exit a parking lot while a cyclist approaches. The driver then collides with the cyclist. ​

  • Driver = 100%

  • Cyclist = 0%

​​The rules of the road

A driver exiting a parking lot, driveway, lane or alley must yield the right of way to traffic. This includes cyclists in a bike lane or on the roadway. Therefore, the driver of the motor vehicle is 100% responsible. ​

​What does it say in the Motor Vehicle Act?

The applicable sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are: