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3.7-16  Lookout

Revised to January 1, 2008

The plaintiff claims that the defendant failed to keep a proper lookout.  A driver of an automobile has a duty to use reasonable care to discover dangers or conditions to which (he/she) may be exposed as well as to avoid those dangers and conditions that are actually known to (him/her).  A driver is required to keep a reasonable lookout for any persons and traffic (he/she) is likely to encounter.  (He/She) is chargeable with notice of dangers or conditions of which (he/she) could become aware through a reasonable exercise of (his/her) faculties.


McDonald v. Connecticut Co., 151 Conn. 14, 17 (1963); Palombizio v. Murphy, 146 Conn. 352, 357 (1959); Plucherino v. Shey, 108 Conn. 544, 546 (1928).


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