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Stopping Distances & Reaction Time

The below stopping distances are under normal circumstances, that is… good road condition and the vehicle’s brakes are in good working order.   Reaction time was based on 1 second. Depending on the conditions and the situation, it might differ. At night the reaction time can increase to 1.5 seconds.   The first column indicates… Continue reading Stopping Distances & Reaction Time

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Negligence Related Cases

Case Study: Stop Signs Case study: X has the right of way and entered and entered an intersection and Y collided with his left hand side. Y drove over a stop street. On the same facts, X collided with the right hand side of Y. Legal principles: Y may only pull away if it is… Continue reading Negligence Related Cases

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Quantum Related Case Law

Fracture of pelvis Muller v RAF 2008 JOL 21251 (SE) Judgment Date: 30 / 10 / 2007 The plaintiff, who was born on 26 July 1981, was a passenger in a motor vehicle bearing registration numbers, CRY 884 EC when that vehicle collided with the insured vehicle (motor vehicle CHW 138 EC) in Uitenhage. He… Continue reading Quantum Related Case Law

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