Crash while reversing from a parking spot

These accidents happen when one vehicle is reversing from a parking spot when it collides with an approaching vehicle.

In this diagram, Vehicle A is reversing from a parking spot when it collides with Vehicle B.

  • Vehicle "A" = 100%

  • Vehicle "B" = 0%

The rules of the road

Drivers must not reverse their vehicle unless it can be done safely. 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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