When a vehicle crosses the centre line

These accidents happen when vehicles are going in opposite directions and one vehicle crosses the centre line.

In this diagram, Vehicles A and B are travelling on the same highway in opposite directions; Vehicle A crosses the centre line and collides with Vehicle B.

  • Vehicle "A" = 100%

  • Vehicle "B" = 0%

The rules of the road

Drivers must drive within the safe and defined boundaries of the right-hand side of the roadway. Therefore, the driver of Vehicle A would be found 100% responsible.

What does it say in the Motor Vehicle Act?

The applicable sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are:


If you have questions about your responsibility assessment, please contact your claim representative.

If you wish to dispute the assessment, find out how to file a dispute.