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motorists to be responsible in crashes

inseineinseine Posts: 5,781
edited September 2009 in Campaign
Government advisers are pushing for changes in civil law that will make the most powerful vehicle involved in a collision automatically liable for insurance and compensation purposes, according to a report in the Times newspaper.

If such a law was passed, it would make motorists legally responsible for accidents involving cyclists or pedestrians, even if they are not at fault. Likewise, cyclists would automatically be at fault if they collided with a pedestrian.

I know this has been around a while, and the responses from the Autocar bloggers (where this quote originated) is as expected, but still sounds a intersting idea.


  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    its been posted in several threads on here already

    Its also not as per the article states

    Its not strict liability its a rebuttable presumption.

    It was also floated in summer of 2002 and 2006 and whenever there is a slow news time
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,781
    I thought that the reaction on the Autocar forum was interesting more than the story.
    I assumed it'd been mantioned before but i don't usually venture onto campaign....
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