German court decision: truck owner liable for damages after tire bursts

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A lot of breakdowns and accidents could be avoided by using TPMS on all trucks and trailers.

 

According to the district court of the city of Arnsberg, Germany, a truck owner has to pay 100% of the damages caused to other vehicles by loose parts lying on the highway after a tire burst. The defendent has argued before that he could only be partly responsable because following drivers could have seen the parts lying on the street. The court disagreed with this.

Link to court decision (in German language only)