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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Law firm asks, is it more dangerous to drive on minor roads than on the motorways of Great Britain?


    Law firm asks, is it more dangerous to drive on minor roads than on the motorways of Great Britain?

    Statistics released by the Department of Transport show that the number of fatal or serious accidents on British motorways and main roads fell by 3% in the year to September 2012. This contrasts with a rise of 5% of fatal or serious accidents on minor roads. 

    Figures released for the third quarter of 2012 indicate that it may be more dangerous to travel on minor roads, than on motorways and major road networks of Great Britain. A increase of 5% in the number of fatal or serious accidents on minor roads has led to suggestions that it could actually be safer to drive at 70mph on the motorway, than at 30mph on country lanes.

    When leading advice and compensation advisors, Accident Advice Helpline, were posed the question of which type of roads are the safest to drive on, they commented that severe weather conditions in recent years could have influenced these statistics.

    A spokesperson from the accident injury claims company explained,

    “When our motorways and main roads require maintenance, it is usually carried out fairly quickly to ensure the safety of major road users. The same cannot always be said about minor roads, which sometimes are not repaired for months. This could account for the increase in the number of accidents on rural and minor roads, as unrepaired roads become more common.”

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    The severity of local council budget cuts is becoming more obvious as time goes on and the repair of minor roads is pushed down the list of priority spending. The knock-on effect, however, is that rural and small local businesses are likely to suffer if access to premises is hampered by poor road maintenance.

    For anyone wishing to contact personal injury settlements specialists, Accident Advice Helpline, they can be reached on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. The company offers expert advice about a wide variety of no win no fee* accident injury claims, including RTA compensation claims.

    Date Published: April 10, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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