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    Vehicles rolling back

    Something that came up during conversation with a friend attempting to drive my manual Jeep (well, stall it - he has a habit of trying to start in 3rd) is how an 'accident' with a vehicle that rolled back at a stop light might be handled. I'm familiar with the requirement that all drivers must have control of their vehicles, but is there a certain point of reason? Would it come down to judgement?

    Some specific examples:

    Hill, red light, light turns green, vehicle rolls back 6 feet before the driver hits the brakes and hits the person behind them. Obviously the person who rolled is at fault and should have been paying attention.

    What about people who tailgate and stopped WAY to close? Say, within 12". On a steep hill it is very easy to roll back this much, even in some automatics. I imagine this comes up with big trucks sometimes

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    I'm thinking this would be another example where each incident of this nature, would be looked at on its own merits. There would be so many different variables (distances/grade/other circumstances), theres no way to give a "blanket" answer. COULD careless driving apply (driving without due care and attention)? Maybe?

    I'm thinking in the second example you gave (above), that it would somehow end up being debated by the insurance companies for a resolution.

    I don't have any personal experience with investigating something like this.....
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    Thanks - that's a good enough answer He was pretty convinced that it was cut-and-dried

    Cheers!

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