Railroad Reports Volume 12

Railroad Reports Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...in this case any absolute rule as to What Precise acts of precaution are necessary 'IO be sum done, or left undone, by persons who may have need to cross electric city railways. Such acts. @0355-a1'ilY must depend upon th_e circumstances of each Brown 2/. Wilmington City Ry. Co particular case. The degree of care differs in different cases. Greater care is necessary in crossing a road where the cars run at a high rate of speed and close together than where they run at less speed and remote from each other. In like manner, where the view at the crossing is obstructed or in a neighborhood where there is much noise and confusion, greater care is necessary than in places where the view is unobstructed and with quiet surroundings. In like manner, a railway is held to greater caution, in the more thronged streets of the densely populated portions of the city than in the less obstructed streets in the open or suburban parts. From these illustrations, manifestly, the care to be used depends largely upon the circumstances of each case. It would therefore be diflicult, if not dangerous, to lay down any inflexible rules. The general rule upon this subject is that persons so crossing a street-railway track are bound to the reasonable use of all their senses for the prevention of accident, and also to the exercise of all such reasonable caution as ordinarily careful and prudent persons would exercise in like circumstances. This rule is plain and Well settled, and is to govern you in the determination of this case. The rule of the highways, requiring drivers of public or private vehicles to turn to the right when they meet, does not apply to this case; nor does the case, in our judgment, involve the law of remote and proximate cause....show more

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