Hypothetical - Who Would Be at Fault in This Traffic Situation? Another Lane Changing Dilemma
Last edited 11/02/2019 - 20:43
Hi to all the wise and mighty members of OzBargain.
Happy Lunar New Year if you celebrate.
Anyhoo.. after reading https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/437721 , it got me thinking.
Earlier last year, almost got into an accident. IF I did get into an accident, would I be at fault?
This was the scenario..
Was changing into middle lane from right lane, blind spot was clear. As I started crossing into the lane, I saw in my rear view that a P plater was changing into the same lane (with more vigour) from the left lane, and they floored it trying to overtake a truck. I was clearly in front the entire time but hadn't moved completely into the middle lane. They then squeezed in next to me forcing me to swerve back into my lane. At that point, it made me think I was glad I avoided the accident, but what really got me was the young female drive and her male passenger had the nerve to yell obscenities at me, when I feel that they were completely at fault.. ruined my whole morning.
Had dash cam footage of them accelerating up behind me, but long deleted.
7Not at fault