Re: Risk mitigation (Was:Re: Mega-Tsunami..)

From: Russell Blackford (
Date: Sat Sep 08 2001 - 16:47:30 MDT

Mike said

>If you choose to drive, or to walk beside a road, you are voluntarily
>assuming the risk that you could be in an accident with another car that
>is out of your control.

That's not the position in any legal system I know of. I'm not aware that
volenti non fit injuria has ever been accepted as a defence in motor vehicle
accident case--anywhere. We do *not* consent to negligent or reckless
driving by (other) motorists.

Maybe the law is different in New Hampshire...


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