Discussing these issues does not change the issue of fault, only the issue of speed.Furthermore, might you be able to explain how the ABS affects stopping potential before the skid marks as well as how the vehicle damage is coupled with the skid mark velocity determination?
ABS is designed to be applies with steady and slightly increasing pressure ... however, in panic, most people slam the brakes as hard as they can. This not only damages the ABS but actually can result in far less effective braking as well as often locking them up.The reason to mention it was a new car also helps describe the situation, particularly that the car indeed has ABS and that the breaks should be in top condition.
Again, not relevant. He could have been doing 65 and you would STILL be required to enter traffic ONLY when it was safe to do so. Vision obstructions and speed are contributing factors ... your entering into traffic befroe it was safe to do so was still the PCF.It shows that he was unfamiliar with the area; a good reason to be driving at, not above, the speed limit.
Keep in mind that a civil court or an insurance company are free to decide a divided percentage for fault - the state of CA does not do that.
Don't read the narrative (presumably under Opinions and Conclusions), look at the PCF on page 2.The report specifically stated that we were both in, what seemed to be, equal(?) violations.
I am unable to find a section that authorizes a license to be suspended for failin gto be insured at the scene of an accident, but it might be there. It is not something that I deal with. If you had provided FALSE evidence of insurance to the police or the court, THEN the court would suspend your license. Otherwise, I don't see a suspension.My Dad works as an insurance agent/rep and has told me that I'm going to get my license taken away for 6 months. I trusted him naively.
There are different TYPES of skids that can tell an investigator different things about the vehicle and the speed ... also, whether the skid starts on all four wheels at the same time, two wheels, etc. You have locked wheel skid, centrifugal skid, ad nauseum.I have never seen a skid quite like that. Not when personally driving or driving in another car during similar situations. As I mentioned above I am really interested to hear any information regarding speed determinations above and beyond the skid marks themselves (e.g. breaking before skid and collision damage)
Again, the speed of the other vehicle is not all that relevant here.
The PCF (section and party) will tell me a lot about what the officer was looking at.I don't have the report handy but I will advise.
Remember, HE was there, I was not . I did not see what he saw, but i do have a few hundred of these things in the tank and none have been disputed successfully in court.