Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Proper Lookout Definition:

The legal obligation on the part of a vessel or motor vehicle operator to keep an ongoing watch of its path and other traffic or obstacles.

In the law of motor vehicles (traffic law), the court's have imposed a common law duty on all drivers to keep their eyes on the road at all times.

Indeed, a driver is negligent if he or she takes his or her eyes off the road.

In the event of a collision during such negligence, the driver will be exposed to full or partial liability.


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