The Institute of Advanced Motorists has recently announced that research data has indicated that the number of serious motor accidents on 20 mph roads have increased considerably. The 26% rise means that 420 of these incidents now take place every year. Although the results are usually not overly serious, this alarming trend needs further investigation. It is believed that recent government efforts to increase the number of reduced speed limited roads has not been effective enough to make a significant change to the number of road traffic accidents in the UK. IAM are of the opinion that the mere presence of a 20 mph sign instead of a 30 mph version is not making a difference to the typical driver behaviour. The IAM believe that further research is required into the roads that appear to pay host to more accidents than others. The AA has noted that although the government have increased the number of 20 mph limited roads, they have further risked the lives of drivers and pedestrians by reducing the number of active street lights here in the UK.
Has this happened to you?
Have you recently been the victim of an accident on a 20mph road? If this is the case you may wish to speak to Accident Advice Helpline sooner rather than later. If there is sufficient evidence to show that your accident could possibly be caused by someone else, you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation. If you take into account the fact that you may have suffered considerable pain and even loss of earnings, you should certainly look further into the possibility of making a claim for financial compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Dealing with the aftermath of an accident on 20mph roads is never easy and that is why we would like to help. If you call our free 24/7 helpline today we will be happy to speak to you in a confidential manner about your individual case. We have been helping the UK public for many years and we have a nationwide team of lawyers who offer no-obligation advice for accidents just like yours. So please call us today and let Accident Advice Helpline help you to claim for what could be rightfully yours.
Source: Road Safety
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown