80. Knowledge by the claimant.

80.     Knowledge by the claimant.

Knowledge by the claimant of an existing danger or of the defendant's negligence may be an important element in determining whether or not he has been guilty of contributory negligence1. The question is not whether the claimant realised the danger but whether the facts which he knew would have caused a reasonable person in his position to realise the danger2. It is a question of fact in each case whether the knowledge of the claimant in the particular circumstances made it so unreasonable for him to do what he did as to