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The liability risks of running on empty

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 11:15 AM | By Drew Wilson

When people start experiencing car problems their first inclination is to get the vehicle home and deal with the problem later. However, a person who knowingly brings a stalling vehicle (or a vehicle with low gas) onto a busy highway could be found liable for negligence.

In Hunter v. Briere [1989] M.J. No.147 the defendant testified that she knew her gas was low when she left work but she believed she had enough gas to get home. However, her vehicle ran out of gas on a...