Friday, 5 May 2006


Brake harder

Here's an oddity. Apparently, if you're the middle car in a three-car shunt, any damage resulting from the collision between your car and the one in front is your fault. Never mind if you were stationary when hit from behind. Or if you deliberately braked less hard than you could, in order to give the car behind more time and distance to slow down. Forget the fact that it was the momentum of that car which propelled yours onto the bumper of the one in front. It's your fault.

Presumably you'd also be responsible if someone pushed your parked (and empty) car into another.

I'd find this funny if it was entirely theoretical. Unfortunately as of five to five last Friday evening it wasn't. Remind me why we even bother with insurance companies.

Posted by pab at 21:02 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!