Over 7000 speeding drivers have been fined in the Greater Glasgow area over the last year alone according to recent figures. Although there were a total of 7182 drivers fined, this number has decreased when compared to the previous year. Overall, the figures show a steady rise between 2004 and 2005 and almost doubled between 2010 and 2013. They showed a decline over 2013 and 2014 despite the apparent high number of speeding drivers. Community officers were sent out in 2012 to areas where speeding was prevalent and Inspector Craig Linton of the Glasgow divisional road policing unit has stated that police are committed to improving road safety in the area. Community surveys conducted by police have indicated that the public are concerned about road safety, with many mentioning speeding in particular. Areas where speeding is prevalent include roads carrying larger volumes of traffic and roads with more than one carriageway. Great Western Road has more than one carriageway and many drivers presume the speed limit is higher. A lot of serious road accidents have been reported on this particular road. Two people have tragically died in road crashes in the city in 2014 indicating the need for drivers to slow down.
The risks of dangerous driving
Speeding drivers are putting lives at risk and are also putting themselves at risk of serious injury or death from an accident. Slowing down means that a driver can stop suddenly should a pedestrian walk into their path or should they come close to a collision. Being aware of the correct speed limits for specific roads can help to prevent a needless collision or even a fatality. In addition, those who drink or take drugs and drive may lose their inhibitions and be more likely to speed. There are still those who may not drive safely so, if you have had a road accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Road accident compensation
You can claim for compensation if an accident was the fault of someone else and you have been injured as a result. A law firm like Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with this and can help you gather the evidence you need to pursue your case. Should you need our help, call our 24-hour phone line for no-obligation advice from our expert team. Alternatively, enter your details into our online claims form and we will get back to you. Our no win, no fee* policy allows you to pursue your claim without worrying about your current finances.
Source: Evening Times