Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: When brake lights are on and reversing from parking space should a passing car stop?

The passing car was in the parked car's blindspot and was speeding in a residential area.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Generally, the person on the roadway has the right of way. The person coming out must proceed exceedingly cautiously if they have a "blind spot."

That being said, the person on the roadway has to be cautious and if they could see red lights as from a backing vehicle would have to slow, but note that they can expect that the driver will not back up if the driver can see OR HEAR them.

Why not contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn? They give free consults.

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