Strict guidelines on reversing
bin lorries were brought in after 11-year-old Amy Robinson was killed in 2006 when she was hit by a refuse truck in Coleridge Road, Stoke.
From a security point of view, reversing
close to a wall can make it harder for thieves to get into the boot.
The Court of Appeals, in reversing
the Appellate Division, held that "the determination of a zoning board regarding the continuation of a preexisting nonconforming use must be sustained if it is rational and supported by substantial evidence, even if the reviewing court would have reached a different result (citation omitted)." The Court of Appeals found that the lighting design and installation business was not qualitatively similar to the previous use of the site for moving and storage and therefore the new property owner had exceeded the scope of the prior use.