When a vehicle is leaving a parking spot and an approaching vehicle changes lanes

This crash occurs when a vehicle changes lanes and collides with another vehicle that is leaving a parking spot.

In the diagram, Vehicle B is changing lanes on the roadway. As Vehicle A exits the parking spot onto that roadway, Vehicle B and Vehicle A collide.


Vehicle "A" = 100%
Vehicle "B" = 0%

The rules of the road

Drivers leaving a parking spot must ensure that it is safe to drive a vehicle that was parked or stopped. Therefore, the Vehicle A driver would be found 100% responsible.

What does it say in the Motor Vehicle Act?

The applicable section of the Motor Vehicle Act is:


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