Hillman v Tompkins (1995)

A motorcyclist was overtaking a slow-moving traffic line on the approach to temporary traffic lights. A car driver in the slow moving queue reached a junction to her offside and indicated her intention to turn to her right. She failed to see the approaching motorcyclist from her rear. A collision occurred. Motorists should anticipate such action by motorcyclists but the motorcyclist had to accept some blame as he was overtaking on the approach the junction.

Driver 50% to blame       Motorcyclist 50% to blame

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