CASE LAW - Behragam v. Paviglianiti
This case involves a cyclist, Javad Behragam, and a pickup truck driver, Peter Paviglianiti. The two collided in the traffic circle on West 10th Avenue and Birch Street in Vancouver.
The trial was held to determine who was liable for the collision.
Mr. Behragam was found to have entered the traffic circle sufficiently ahead of Mr. Paviglianiti to be considered the dominant driver. This required Mr. Paviglianiti to “use reasonable care to satisfy himself in a timely way that there was no traffic proceeding into the intersection from his left.”
One point of interest in this case is the discussion of how far ahead of another one must enter the intersection to be considered the dominant driver.