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“Duty of care owed to intoxicated motorists”: Vale -v- Eggins [2006] NSWCA 348

Author: Peter HuntJudgement Date: 11th December, 2006Citation: Vale -v- Eggins [2006] NSWCA 348Jurisdiction: NSW Court of AppealIn BriefA driver who has notice of a hazard on the road, such as a pedestrian, should remain vigilant and take steps to reduce the risk of injury until the hazard has passed.The effect of s 49 of the Civil Liability Act 2002 is that the standard of care required by a driver is that of an ordinary, prudent driver and the...
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