Crash when exiting a parking lot, driveway or alley

These accidents occur when a vehicle is exiting a parking lot, driveway or alley onto the road and collides with an approaching vehicle.

In this diagram, Vehicle A is turning right onto the street to exit a parking lot when it collides with Vehicle B.

  • Vehicle "A" = 100%

  • Vehicle "B" = 0%

The rules of the road

Drivers exiting a parking lot, driveway, lane, or alley must yield to traffic on the street. 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.

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