Jeff asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 2 months ago

Who would be at fault in this merging accident situation? (hypothetical)?

If the merging traffic has no where to go in heavy traffic and their lane ends, and they hit the traffic already on the highway, because they didn't let the merging traffic in, then who would be at fault?

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  • 1 week ago

    The driver of the vehicle trying to merge would be 100% at fault.  If the traffic on the highway is so heavy that a merging vehicle can't merge....then the merging vehicle must NOT enter the highway.  If traffic is backed up all day, then the merging vehicle might have to wait ALL DAY to merge.  

  • The cars on the highway already have the right of way the cars comin on gotta yeild so it would be their fault

  • The car merging cause the car he hit is already on the highway he's not required to let you in. 

  • 2 months ago

    The idiot who hit someone would still clearly be at fault. No one HAS To let you in.

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  • Scott
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The driver merging would be at fault. You have to wait until it's safe to merge into a lane of traffic.

  • 2 months ago

    The merging vehicle has to yield to vehicles already on the highway.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    THIS IS A NO-BRAINER DUMBASS. The merging cars NEVER have the right of way and those already on the highway don't have to let them in. It's pure kindness if they do. 

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    At fault is whoever did the hitting -- proven by which vehicle has the forward damage.

  • 2 months ago

    The merging traffic would be.  If the lanes ends and no one lets them in, then they have to stop and wait.  The traffic already on the highway does not have to let them in.

  • Ron
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You can't be that stupid. If you hit a car while merging then you are at fault.

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