zero wrote:In any case, this child was crossing the side street properly - ie by NSW law, the driver was required to give way to the child, and the car was probably stopped when the child set out on their crossing, and the child was in the area that motorists should expect pedestrians to be (between the pram ramps).
Where does it say in the road rules that a driver must give way to a pedestrian crossing a street in front of them, not at a marked crossing? (aside from the usual duty of care to avoid a crash)
Is it not unreasonable that the driver saw the pedestrian at the kerb ramp and assumed they would comply with the road rules and give way to the vehicle?
Note the photo I posted upthread shows the vehicle is coming out of a street, with the pedestrian presumably crossing in front of them given the position of the pram. It's the only information we can go on. This is not the same as when a vehicle turns left or right into a street and must give way to pedestrians crossing the street they are turning into.