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This Torts II exam, given by Professor William T. Muse on March 8, 1946, begins with the question:

A, employed as manager of the crew of an armored money truck, was riding on the outside of the truck straddling the left front fender, with one foot on the bumper and holding himself on by grasping the radiator cap. He had just been attempting to repair the mechanical signal device. B, whose car was parked on the side of the road, without looking back and without giving a warning signal, as required by statute, pulled out into the traveled part of the highway and collided with the right front bumper of the money truck. A was thrown off, sustaining injuries. Had the driver of the truck been on the alert he could have avoided the collision, but a sudden swerving might have thrown A off. A city ordinance provided: "No person shall, when riding, allow any part of the body to project beyond the limits of the vehicle, except when signalling with the arm, nor shall any person hang on to any vehicle. Discuss B' s liability to A.

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T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts II Exam, 8 Mar 1946