Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

The car in front of me stalled with no braking signal and i hit the back of it. Who's at fault according to NSW law?

Report as

How close were you following the car? There's a law against "Tailgating" which is what it sounds like happened.

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

I would think 'you'.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

probably both, but when it comes down to damages, your insurance will more than likely pay for the damage to them even though you may not get a ticket. happened to me when a young girl pulled a swoop and stop.

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

It might help if you can prove the brake lights were not operating.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

You hit them. You are responsible for what happens in front of you, so it is your fault.

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
FunnyLittleFrog

If you rear-ended him, you are always at fault. It doesn't matter if there is no brake light.

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

NSW? New South Wales???
Anyhow, here in the US the person behind is at fault because legally you are supposed to follow no closer than a full car length for every 10mph the car is going. If you are closer than that you are legally liable for hitting a vehicle in front of you. Thats something we learn when we take our drivers test and get legally licensed. No one actually follows that rule but that doesnt remove our liability. Bet things arent that much different in NSW!

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Hit him in the back, you pay him back. Your fault buddy

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Too close for comfort. Mate

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches