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1. Dear Barry, can you explain the basis for your question. Was there an accident? Were you involved? Where was the collision? In what lane? Was there a row? Did one car refuse to allow another car the right of way?
2. In this situation, the rule to 'give way to the left' would apply. So, your wife would have right of way to the centre lane as she was in the left lane and the car on her right should give way to her. However, be aware that if the matter is litigated, these cases often are resolved on a 50:50 basis if it can be shown each driver was in some way at fault. So, be aware that your wife's insurer might do a 'knock for a knock' arrangement with the other insurer so that each insurer bears their own car's damage. I mention this because although your wife was not at fault in the accident, she could see her insurer hike her insurance premium.
3. So, in this instance, your wife should claim off the other driver's insurance premium as he was at fault for the accident.
4. Just be aware that she might still see her insurance premium rise subsequently. However, the other driver was at fault here.
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