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Crash example: A vehicle stops at a stop sign. When it proceeds onto the through street, it is hit by traffic on the through street.
The courts will generally rule that the vehicle leaving the stop sign is 100 per cent at fault. It should not leave the stop sign if the traffic on the through street is approaching so closely that it is an immediate hazard.
However, if the vehicle has left the stop sign in a lawful manner, any through traffic must then yield to it. Responsibility depends on whether the driver leaving the stop sign made a sufficient and substantial prior entry into the intersection and whether there was sufficient opportunity for either driver to avoid the collision. (Motor Vehicle Act, Section 175)
(Motor Vehicle Act, Section 175)
Gautreau v. Hollige
2000年，BC法庭有一个上诉案，Gautreau v. Hollige (2000) BCCA 390，发生在温哥华的Drake街和Burrard街路口。
Fenster v. Yuen
B.C.省法庭有一个案例，Fenster v. Yuen  BCPC 33，一个司机准备穿过一个四车道的高速路。他在Manitoba街口的停车标志处停下，准备穿过西二街，路边车道的司机在西二街停下，所以他就想在他们之前通行。从东边过来的两个车道上的车辆非常快。等着车辆过去，然后再通行的车子被西边过来的车子撞到。
Twining v. Huang
In the British Columbia Supreme Court case of Twining v. Huang  WL 33193367, an accident occurred at the intersection of 64th Avenue and Angus Drive in Vancouver. One of the drivers was travelling north on Angus Drive, which had a stop sign at the intersection. The other driver was approaching from the east on 64th Avenue. The first driver had stopped at the stop sign on Angus Drive. The stopped driver then accelerated through the intersection. The other driver slammed on her brakes, but was unable to avoid the collision.
The judge said that there was no evidence that the through driver had failed to keep an adequate lookout; she was not speeding, and could not have avoided the accident. The stopped driver, the judge said, had a clear duty to look to her right to see if there were any approaching vehicles, which may have been an immediate hazard to her. If she had looked, the judge went on to say, she would have seen that the approaching vehicle was a threat. Therefore, the stopped driver had a duty to yield the right-of-way to the through driver, and was 100 per cent at fault.
Goerzen v. Sjolie
In the British Columbia Supreme Court case of Goerzen v. Sjolie  WL 1743586, a fatal accident occurred in the District of Matsqui, in British Columbia. One of the drivers was in a car with her daughter and her daughter's friend. She approached the intersection and was stopped at the stop sign for her direction of travel. A truck was approaching from the east. It was approximately 50 feet from the intersection when the car left the stop sign and slowly entered the intersection. The truck hit the car, spinning it around and throwing the driver out of the car, killing her. The truck was the dominant driver as it was on a through road. There was not enough evidence to say the truck had been speeding.
The judge said the truck was so close to the intersection that it was an immediate hazard. Therefore, the car should have yielded the right-of-way. The car was 100 per cent at fault.