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Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW v Dederer (2007) 324 CLR 330

Torts - Negligence – Duty of care – Scope of duty – Roads authority – Jumping into shallow water – Distinction between the exercise of reasonable care and the prevention of harm – Breach – Standard of care – Prospective assessment of breach – Characterisation of relevant risk – Assessment of probability of risk – Assessment of gravity of risk – Assessment of practicability of precautions – Relevance of voluntary conduct and obviousness of risk – Relevance of "allurement" – Contributory negligence – Reduction of damages