I reversed into a car opposite my drive - are they partly responsible for inconsiderate parking?

I accidentally reversed into a car parked opposite my driveway whilst trying to reverse out of my driveway. Should the other car owner be held partly responsible for inconsiderate parking?

Asked on 3 August 2017 by Toasted Sue

Answered by Honest John
It is your duty to ensure your path is clear prior to manoeuvring. Imagine if it had been a child there instead of a car. There is no duty on another road user to not park adjacent to your drive for your convenience. Had they have blocked your drive it would be a different matter. When you hit an inanimate object, it can only ever be your fault.
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