Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 405 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Judge, Latham and Hallett LJJ

Representation Roy Lemon (instructed by Irwin Mitchell, Leeds) for the claimant.
  Peter Burns (instructed by Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Leeds) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 November 2005


Negligence - Duty to take care - Driver of motor vehicle - Whether duty on motorist to slow down or stop completely to allow pedestrians to cross road.

The Case

In the instant case, there had been no duty on the defendant motorist to slow down or stop completely so as to allow a group of pedestrians to cross the road ahead of her. The judge's finding that the defendant had been negligent in failing to follow that course would, therefore, be set aside.

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