Leicester v Pearson: 1952

Road signs and layouts creating a pedestrian crossing did not create an absolute precedence for a pedestrian. The driver must use reasonable endeavours in the circumstances to give a a pedestrian preference. Where an accident occurs, the fact if it be so that the driver was free of negligence, will afford a full defence.


[1952] 2 All ER 71, [1952] 2 QB 668, [1952] 1 TLR 1537


England and Wales

Road Traffic, Negligence

Updated: 12 May 2022; Ref: scu.189999