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NSW Car Door Side Swiped - Who is at Fault?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Matt16, 8 July 2016.

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  1. Matt16

    Matt16 Member

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    Hi,

    Hope someone can help.

    A car has side swiped my car whilst putting my child in. I was luckily not hit but my door was. The woman that hit me is saying I am at fault. However, I do not agree.

    The road is residential and 50km p/h speed limit. Parked inside the white lines and having split lines between traffic.
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to say that opening and leaving the car door so it is a hazard is your fault under NSW road rules.
     
  3. JUde

    JUde Active Member

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    I'm not sure where you stand on this, however, I would like to say that for safety's sake when placing a child in or out of a car you use what is known as the safety door which is the door on the kerb side. Roads and traffic instil this in their road safety education. I'm glad you or your child weren't injured.
     
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