Originally Posted by chuyler1
He won't lose the fight if the car is shown cutting him off and immediately slamming on the brakes. There isn't enough time for him to correct the distance between him and the "new" car in front of him. I never change lanes when cars/trucks are braking but I see people do it all the time. You might have 2-3 car lengths to slow down but someone cuts in front of you and that distance drops to 1/2 a car length and you hit them. That's not your fault. They made an unsafe lane change (and probably didn't signal either).
He will lose. Been there, done that. I was pulling my car trailer through town with the race car on it on a 4 lane, center turn, and I was in the left lane. Two businesses back from the light
, a lady drove out of the parking lot, across both lanes, and stopped on the turn lane and left lane, because she was at a 45* angle. I hardly had time to touch the brakes at 45. I pushed the hatch of her minivan against the back seat. I had testimony from three shop keepers that were outside talking and saw it all happen, and said she wasn't in front of me a second before I hit her. I was found at fault, following too closely.
A second time, the person I hit said it wasn't my fault, and I still got it. It was on ice, they couldn't move, and I slid over a block at 5 mph before I hit them. Three more accidents happened after, then the sand truck went through a red, and the reporting cop hit the ditch. I got cited for care required, and was screamed at when I mentioned the city workers did much worse than me.
The third time I had a cop pull out right in front of me in winter and smoked him. It was right behind the high school. The principal, vice principal, and another cop all witnessed it, and I still barely got out of it, because I apparently should have been driving slow enough to be able to stop on a dime on ice in case any idiot pulled into the street without looking. Luckily, the other cop talked the one I hit into not being a dick.