CASE LAW - Fraser v Konnert

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis is a small claims case that appears to involve a bit of self appointed construction zone traffic policing by two motorists, some road rage  and a minor collision when a third vehicle tried to overtake and merge. One driver was intent on merging and one driver was intent on preventing the other from merging. Both continued forward trying to move into one lane and eventually made contact. The Justice found both equally at fault for a collision that should not have happened.

This kind of behaviour is common when lanes are closed for construction and traffic moves to one lane well before the closure. Some drivers in the lineup will actively attempt to prevent other traffic from using the open lane and passing by slow or stopped traffic. These self appointed traffic marshalls are incorrect and are unlawfully preventing travel of the other traffic.

 

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