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​Leaving a stop sign

A vehicle drives through an intersection with no stop signs. A crash occurs when a second vehicle drives through the intersection and collides with the first vehicle.

In the diagram, Vehicle B is proceeding on a roadway with no stop sign. Vehicle A drives past the stop sign and enters the roadway, colliding with Vehicle B.

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

The rules of the road

A driver proceeding through a roadway must obey stop signs, yield to existing and approaching traffic, and drive forward only when it is safe to do so.

The Vehicle A driver must yield to existing and approaching traffic when leaving a stop sign. Therefore, they 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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