Stark v Lyddon

Negligence – Contributory negligence. It was no answer to the defendant's breach of duty, resulting in a road traffic collision, to say that the claimant, by reason of his excessive speed, had fallen outside its scope. However, the Queen's Bench Division, found that the proper apportionment was 70/30 in favour of the defendant, as the claimant had been racing in a way that had been dangerous and irresponsible.

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