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#1 2013-01-28 22:58:53

Fruityloop
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Registered: 2009-05-18
Posts: 120

Red light runner partially responsible for accident???

Take a look at this...eek

www.statesman.com/news/news/local/jury- … age/nRgqf/

Maybe somebody can explain the logic behind this....

If I run a red light and collide with another vehicle..
If the other vehicle is below the speed limit I'm 100% responsible.
If the other vehicle is speeding I'm partially at fault.

I don't see what relevance the speed of the other vehicle has with the cause of
the accident.

This is like saying somebody is at fault for an accident because they weren't
wearing their seatbelt.

Last edited by Fruityloop (2013-01-28 23:00:48)


The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong.

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#2 2013-01-29 01:59:42

anonimnystefy
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Registered: 2011-05-23
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Re: Red light runner partially responsible for accident???

I think you could call that being at the wrong place at the wrong time...


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#3 2013-01-29 02:23:50

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Red light runner partially responsible for accident???

If the other vehicle is speeding I'm partially at fault.

I guess they want the other guy to take partial blame, after all he is breaking the law.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4 2013-01-30 02:02:53

bob bundy
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Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,538

Re: Red light runner partially responsible for accident???

hi Fruityloop and others,

I have checked out the link and can find no fault with it.  Just an annoying advert that pops up when you first arrive at the site.  So I have reinstated it in post 1.  My apologies for the hold up but I felt it was better to be cautious, until I was sure.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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