Recent Important Decisions

Automobiles – Constitutionality of Statute Making Owner Liable for Injury Caused by Another’s Negligent Driving The automobile of D, driven negligently by his fifteen-year-old son. injured P. In an action for damages, D offered evidence that his son took and was driving the automobile against his express orders. Held, such evidence is not admissible in view of PUBLIc AcTs or 1915, No. 302, Sec. 29, providing that if the motor vehicle is being driven at the time of the injury by an immediate member of the owner’s family it shall be conclusively presumed that it was with the owner’s consent and knowledge. (Affirmed by a divided court.) Hawkin; v. Ermatinger (Mich., I92O), 179 N. W. 249.