If I rear end a car driving at night with no lights on,?

I s he at fault?

29 Answers

  • L
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    No.  It is up to you to make sure you can see everything when driving.  The only thing she would be guilty of is Driving with no Lights on at night.

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Really, Coffee Drinker?  You wanna go asexual on THIS kind of question?

  • 2 months ago

    Your fault for driving too fast for conditions. Same thing if you run into a tree or wall.

  • 2 months ago

    You ought to consistently drive at a speed that you can securely stop, or turn, to evade any deterrents when you see them. As such, don't overdrive your headlamps.

    The censure would be on you for back consummation another vehicle, whether or not that vehicle has its lights on or not ( it could in all likelihood be a totally debilitated vehicle stuck in the street, not simply somebody that neglected to turn on the vehicle lights ).

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No you are that is why you have Lights so you can see what is ahead and Not Crash into them

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    it depends on the courts , she was driving in an unroadworthy car or else you would have seen her , thats what tail lights are for , shes at fault . 

  • 2 months ago


    You are the one at fault. 

    Although you could go to court and argue that his failure to have his lights on did contribute to the accident,  the court may then reduce your responsibility.to repair his vehicle.   So the first question would be,  how can yoiu prove his lights were not on??

    On or not, his vehicle has reflectors on the rear that light up by your cars lights.

    The reason these are there is because no one would ever guarantee that the lights on his vehicle will work.  Even if you checked them at 9:00pm and then drove out onto the highway,  the lamps or a fuse could have failed in that period. 

    You as a driver have an obligation to drive at a speed that will allow you to stop before a collision.    So while today when its bright and sunny it may be safe to drive at 80kph if its a storm common sense says slow down,  if its night and a storm you should slow down even more so.  

    Therefor in the question you put forward, what ever the road circumstances are you should be driving at a speed to be able to stop should someone a baby be sitting on the road noting that babies (pedestrians) do not have lights on. Neither do skate boarders or horses and so on.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Why are you driving at night with no lights on?

  • 2 months ago

    If you rearend a vehicle it is your fault.

  • May
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You would be found liable.   

    It doesn't matter if both of you didn't have your lights on.  YOU would still be found guilty by the involved insurance companies

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