The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.
Before moving off you should
1.use all mirrors to check the road is clear
2.look round to check the blind spots (the areas you are unable to see in the mirrors)
3.signal if necessary before moving out
4.look round for a final check.
5.Move off only when it is safe to do so.
WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE;
Where there is a blame ,there is a claim used to be strapline of a claim farmer in the London area. In any claim for compensation you need to establish fault (blame). Without fault, no matter how serious your injury and no loss there is no right to compensation.
In motor claim blame (negligence) can be proved if you are able to show that the motorists has breached the Highway code.
If you move out from standing position without observing Highway code 159, you be considered to be at fault negligent, if you collide with a cyclist, other motorists or pedestrian.
You may also commit a criminal offence of driving without due care. If you are found guilty or plead guilty to this charge, the injured person stands better chance of proving your fault.
Its always advisable to remember and follow the Highway code.
If you are involved in an accident and need to tlak to anyone, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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