head smashed into dash of car showing internal stress inside the body

Car A 100% at Fault

go see example one here

I routinely look for different ways that driving risk is assessed. In this section of ICBC’s website, I found a select list of thirty-three accidents showing each fault decision. Interesting to review what ICBC sees as being the ones to pay attention to. So let’s pay attention.

Car A rams into the back of Car B. Car A is 100% at fault.

Again tailgating is a very common flow of traffic bad habit where a vast majority follow at 3/4 to1 a second from the vehicle ahead of you. You need 2 or more seconds to respond effectively to a front-end event! And if you do by chance get to avoid it, what about the fella behind you trying to respond with his 3/4 second following distance? WHAAAA! No Fun!

Test yourself the next time you drive. How many seconds do you follow on average? To solve a problem you must first recognize it.

Two laws are referenced,

Following too closely

162   (1) A driver of a vehicle must not cause or permit the vehicle to follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of the vehicles and the amount and nature of traffic on and the condition of the highway.

(2) The driver of a commercial motor vehicle or a combination of vehicles, when driving on a roadway outside a business or residence district, must not follow within 60 m of another commercial motor vehicle or a combination of vehicles, but this must not be construed to prevent one commercial motor vehicle or a combination of vehicles overtaking and passing another.

(3) The driver of a motor vehicle in a caravan or motorcade, other than a funeral procession, outside a business or residence district, must leave sufficient space between his or her vehicle and another vehicle or combination of vehicles to enable a vehicle to enter and occupy that space without danger.

Careless driving prohibited

144   (1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle on a highway

(a) without due care and attention,

(b) without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway, or

(c) at a speed that is excessive relative to the road, traffic, visibility or weather conditions.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) (a) or (b) is liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $100 and, subject to this minimum fine, section 4 of the Offence Act applies.

Your driving lessons indeed discussed these issues, right?


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