RE: [carfree_cities] Auto Insurance?
> Philip wrote:No. I meant, *I* was being trivial.
> >> Train companies are expected to ask for compensation for the
> > disruption to their timetables.
> >A somewhat trivial point in the context of such a tragedy,
> I know, but it's just that it seemed so odd.
> >but note thatThat's sensible. In Britain (well northern England, at least) we do all
> >neither bus passengers nor operators can claim for disruption to their
> >journeys caused by long-term roadworks etc.
> Doing road work is some thing else (it's like in Montreal we have two
> seasons, winter and construction), you'll know about it and can plan
urban roadworks in the winter, when commuting traffic is at its worst, and
the weather causes problems. Conversely, the Motorways seem to have
roadworks in the Summer, when everyone is using them to go on Holiday etc.
> Driver's insurer may face £40m bill for British rail disasterI believe in Canada and the U.S., there is an upper limit that an
> GNER and Freightliner could seek up to £12m for the trains involved in the
> collision although four of the nine passenger coaches and the locomotive
> at the back of the train may be salvageable.
insurer will pay,
$2 million or $5 million.
> It is possible that re-insurers might try to mitigate their liability byIn Ottawa about 7-8 years ago, a semi-trailer truck left the main
> claiming that the Highways Agency should have erected more barriers to
> ensure that runaway vehicles could not end up on the tracks.
before the road crossed the transitway. It fell into the transitway
they was an adjacent public sidewalk, killing two people and critically
third (two mothers were walking with two children in a stroller). The
emphasis of the investigation was the lack of proper road barriers to
dire consequences that did result.
In this case, the driver is surely responsible for his vehicle leaving
but not for the significance of the consequences that resulted in this
case. I think the road and RR authorities will be held responsible for
significant portion of the damages, at least they would if this had
taken place in
Chris Bradshaw, Ottawa