A state barred the use of studded snow tires on its roads because of the damage they caused to the road surface.
November 1, 2022
Question 2: Analyze the Question Directions: Question the question, canvass the facts and analyze the question. Question 2 A state barred the use of studded snow tires on its roads because of the damage they caused to the road surface. Although he knew of the state law, a motorist did not remove his studded tires from his vehicle because he enjoyed the extra traction they gave him driving on snow and ice. As he was driving over some rough roads, a metal stud broke off his tire and struck a pedestrian in the eye, causing permanent loss of vision in that eye. The pedestrian sued the motorist for damages. At trial, the pedestrian introduced the statute and presented evidence that the motorist operated a vehicle equipped with studded tires in violation of the statute. The pedestrian testified as to his injuries and presented evidence of his damages, and then rested his case. The defense immediately moved for a directed verdict. How is the court likely to rule on the defense motion?