So, mates daughter driving in a Westfield shopping centre car park. Comes up to a give way sign, proceeds through the intersection and a car going against the flow that is marked on the road and sign posted hits the rear of the car. Her whole car had cleared past the give way line and she was almost through the intersection when the accident happened. Now GIO are saying shes at fault for fail to give way even know she was:
a) Almost through the intersection
b) No part of her car was still behind the give way line
c) other vehicle was driving the wrong way
So does this mean I can be driving down a one way street in the incorrect direction in Sydney and if a car fails to give way to me they are at fault?
Hopefully I have satisfied everyone's needs with photos and a poll. Sorry, no Ms Paint drawing.
!!! EDIT 09/12 !!!
More photos taken today. In the time we were there today taking the photos, not one driver looked left to check for a car coming the wrong direction.
!!! EDIT 10/12 !!!
So got confirmation today that Casey’s car is a total loss write off. Now do you thinks it’s possible to write a car off if the other driver was following the posted speed limit of 10km/h? Still no word from GIO yet on the review of the case.
And to the people who are saying the road rules don’t apply in a private parking lot or private land or that’s its only an recommend and blah blah, I’m afraid you’re incorrect according to the law.
“The Australian Road Rules (ARR) apply to ‘vehicles’ and ‘road users’ on ‘roads’ and ‘road-related areas’. Each of these terms has a defined meaning – of which ‘road’ is the most commonly misunderstood.”
!! EDIT 12/12 !!!
Wrong way signs