CASE LAW - R. v Weighill

BC Courts Coat of ArmsA motorcycle rider decides to try and beat the yellow light and pulls out to pass other traffic that is stopping for the yellow reaching an estimated speed of 130 to 140 km/h in the posted 90 km/h zone. The driver of an oncoming car, observing traffic stopping, begins to turn left. The two collide in the intersection and the driver of the car is charged for failing to yield.

At trial the driver of the car is found to be not guilty of failing to yield and the rider of the motorcycle is judged to have failed to obey the yellow light and traveled at an unsafe speed, failing to prevent the collision.

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