- Driver A had stopped his truck at a stop sign at an intersection. He then left the stop sign and proceeded into the intersection without noticing Driver B's vehicle approaching from the west. Driver B braked and swung to the right, but was unable to avoid a crash. Driver A claimed that although he had the stop sign, Driver B should have seen his truck in time to avoid a collision. The court said that a driver who leaves a stop sign will be forced to satisfy the judge that he or she alone should not be held responsible for any resultant collision.
- Driver A was held 100% at fault and assessed 6 SDR Points.
- Driver A stopped at a 4-way stop sign facing north while Driver B stopped behind a large van at the same intersection facing east. When the van turned right, Driver A left the stop sign to turn left. Meanwhile Driver B also started to turn left. Neither driver saw the other until it was too late to avoid a collision. Driver A sued Driver B in Small Claims Court for the amount of her deductible, and Driver B counterclaimed for the same amount. The trial judge ruled that since the van blocked both drivers' view, both were negligent in proceeding when it was unsafe to do so, and both were equally responsible for the collision.
- Driver A and Driver B were each held 50% at fault for the collision and were each assessed 3 SDR Points.
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