Wadsworth v Gillespie (1978)

A car stopped at the white lines of a T-Junction.

The driver saw an approaching motorcyclist from his left signalling left. The driver relied on that signal and pulled out onto the main road and a collision occurred.

Motorcyclist: 1/3rd at fault for displaying a misleading signal

Driver: 2/3rds at fault for assuming the motorcyclist was about to pull in.


Note that in 2003 a similar case involving a car driver and a lorry driver was heard with a different outcome. See here

Please have a look at more decisions below. Remember, no two cases are the same: your case is unique, the accident circumstances are unique and each case is fact sensitive.

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