Road Traffic Offences – Splashing Pedestrians

2.5.32.L6 Updated on:5 November 2021

Splashing Pedestrians

It is not an offence if a motorist splashes a pedestrian unless it can be proved that the motorist acted carelessly or deliberately.

If it can be proved that the motorist acted deliberately, they can be charged with driving without due care and consideration for other road users or careless driving under the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 as amended.

The Highway Code states you should take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders in wet weather.

Further information can be found in article 25 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956.