Crash while changing lanes

These accidents happen when a vehicle that is changing lanes collides with the oncoming vehicle in the adjacent lane.

In this diagram, Vehicle A is changing into the lane with Vehicle B when it collides with Vehicle B.

  • Vehicle "A" = 100%

  • Vehicle "B" = 0%

The rules of the road

Drivers must not drive from one lane to another unless it is safe to do so. 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:


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