A father signed his daughter's application for a driver's license in accordance with the terms of a Utah statute, which required that the application for a minor's driver's license be signed by the parent or guardian, and imputed liability for the minor's negligence or wilful misconduct to the person signing the application. Before the daughter reached her majority (i.e., eighteenth birthday), the following events took place: (1) her mother was given sole custody of her in a divorce action; (2) she married; and (3) she negligently drove her car against the plaintiff, who brought suit against the daughter, her husband, and her father. The trial court dismissed the action as to the father, even though he had not requested cancellation of the license as permitted by statute. On appeal, held, reversed. Liability for minor's negligence is imputed to the person who signed the application for the driver's license, regardless of loss of custody and minor's subsequent marriage, where cancellation of the license had not been requested. Rogers v. Wagstaff, (Utah 1951) 232 P. (2d) 766.
George D. Miller, Jr.,
NEGLIGENCE-LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE OF MINOR DRIVER IMPUTED TO PERSON SIGNING M:rNoR's APPLICATION FOR DRIVER'S License,
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