Levine v Morris: 1970

Lord Widgery said: ‘All motorists are guilty of errors of one kind or another, and I think it would be quite unreal if roads were designed on the assumption that no driver would ever err.’


Lord Widgery


[1970] 1 WLR 71


England and Wales


CitedLondon Passenger Transport Board v Upson HL 1949
‘A prudent man will guard against the possible negligence of others when experience shows such negligence to be common’.
Lord Wright said: ‘a claim for damages for breach of a statutory duty intended to protect a person in the position of the . .

Cited by:

CitedGreat North Eastern Railway Limited v Hart and Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and Network Rail Infrastructure Limited QBD 30-Oct-2003
A driver had crashed through a barrier before a bridge, and descended into the path of a train. Ten people died. He now sought a contribution order against the Secretary of State for the condition of the barrier which was said to be faulty.
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Negligence, Road Traffic

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.187295