Monday, 13 February 2012

Quote Of The Week

“In the present state of motor traffic, I am persuaded that any civilised system of law should require, as a matter of principle, that the person who uses this dangerous instrument on the roads - dealing death and destruction all round - should be liable to make compensation to anyone who is killed or injured in consequence of the use of it. There should be liability without proof of fault. To require an injured person to prove fault results in the gravest injustice to many innocent persons who have not the wherewithal to prove it.”
Lord Denning, 1982 – more postings to come on the subject of strict liability for car drivers. Meanwhile, credits for the quote.

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