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​When a vehicle is leaving a parking spot

A vehicle leaving a roadside parking spot collides with a vehicle driving on the road.

In the diagram, Vehicle B is driving on the roadway. Vehicle A exits the parking spot onto the roadway as Vehicle B approaches and then collides with Vehicle A.

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

The rules of the road

Drivers leaving a parking spot on a roadway must ensure that it is safe to drive a vehicle that was parked, standing, 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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