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November 2010, by Lauren Fletcher - Also by this author

Only ‘Half’ Responsible

A fleet driver was involved in a relatively minor accident. He was backing his company car out of a driveway and backed into his personal vehicle.

When he was informed he must pay the full deductible for the accident out of pocket, he argued it was unfair as he was only 50-percent responsible for the accident. His explanation — “I was only driving one of the cars.”

Cruise Control Is Not Auto Pilot

A dealership salesperson sold a luxury conversion van to a man who had recently moved to the U.S. from another country. Shortly after, he noticed the van was brought into the body shop. The salesperson saw the owner and went to see what had happened.

The owner of the vehicle said he had put on the “automatic pilot” and
left his seat to go to the back of the van to get a drink out of the cooler.


The van crashed. He had misunderstood the English instructions on the cruise control.

 

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