North Yorkshire County Council plans to spend £3 million on improving road safety on the A64 at Ganton. The money will be spent on pedestrian refuge, improved signage, resurfacing and road markings. The chairman of the Ganton Road Safety Campaign commented, “We were pleased to hear that we’ll have the pedestrian refuge – or crossing point – hopefully by the end of the year.” The £3 million is a welcome investment in road safety, but he thinks that much of the budget will be spent on resurfacing costs.
The campaign hopes that the current bus stop, located on the westbound carriageway, will be moved to a safer location. Members of the road safety campaign group are pleased at news of the investment in road safety, but are still campaigning for a reduced speed limit to be put in place through Ganton. The A64 at Ganton is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in North Yorkshire and the county, with an unacceptably high level of casualties and fatalities.
Road traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the UK, and if you have been involved in an accident which was someone else’s fault, did you ever stop to think that you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries?
Road traffic accidents and injuries
Collisions at accident black spots, such as on the A64 at Ganton, are sadly all too common, but with local councils investing money to improve road safety, they should hopefully become less frequent. However, accidents have the potential to happen anywhere at any time, and being involved in a collision could leave you suffering from whiplash, broken bones, cuts and bruises, head injuries or more serious injuries. If you have been involved in an accident where the other driver was at fault – for example, if they were speeding or not paying attention to the road – you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Claiming compensation for your injuries
We believe that you’re entitled to compensation if you have been the victim of a careless driver. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers confidential, no-obligation advice to all our customers, so you can call us with your questions and decide whether claiming is the right next step to take. If you do decide to make a claim, you’ll be pleased to know that we operate on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, so there are no upfront fees to worry about. Fancy finding out right now how much you could claim? Just take the 30-second test on our website. Or call our 24/7 freephone hotline to speak to a member of the team.
Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown