Reversing from parking spots at the same time

These accidents happen when two vehicles are reversing from facing parking spots and hit each other.

In this diagram, Vehicle A is reversing from a parking spot when it collides with Vehicle B, which is also reversing from a parking spot.

  • Vehicle "A" = 50%

  • Vehicle "B" = 50%

The rules of the road

Drivers must not reverse their vehicle unless it can be done safely. Therefore, the drivers of Vehicle A and B would each be found 50% responsible.

What does it say in the Motor Vehicle Act?

The applicable sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are:


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