Statistics show that young drivers are most likely to be involved in road traffic accidents. Therefore it is important to think of methods to avoid accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car crash and it wasn’t your fault you may be eligible for compensation.
Road traffic accidents and and how to avoid accidents as young drivers
Young drivers are involved in more accidents on the road than any other age group. Research conducted by the RAC indicates that young people are four times more likely to be killed in a road accident than incidents involving alcohol, drugs, or crime.
Many young drivers are very careful behind the wheel, but even the most cautious drivers can be involved in crashes. Here are some tips to help reduce your risk of being injured in a collision and avoid accidents.
Pay attention to the speed limits
It sounds boring, but speed limits are there for a reason and they help to save thousands of lives every year. If you hit somebody at 20mph you are much less likely to injure them severely than if you hit them at 40mph and the same rules apply for the severity of the injuries you are likely to sustain when hitting another car, a tree or fencing.
Take notice of the conditions
The conditions can have a major impact on the safety of the roads; even the straightest, flattest road can become hazardous in certain weather conditions. Be mindful of stopping distances and visibility, slow down and only drive if you absolutely have to in order to avoid accidents. Ice and fog are particularly treacherous.
Keep your eyes on the road
Again, this sounds obvious, but the number of car accidents caused by drivers being distracted by the radio, their mobile phones or other passengers, is vast. Always keep your eyes on the road and check your mirrors frequently. The environment you are driving in can change in an instant.
Wear your seat belt
It is a legal requirement to wear a seat belt in the UK. Seat belts are a highly effective means of preventing serious, life-threatening injuries and all passengers, as well as the driver, should wear them.
Making a car crash claim
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, which wasn’t your fault and you have the necessary evidence to support your road traffic accident claim, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to get the compensation you deserve. The firm has more than 10 years of experience and is backed by consumer champion and popular TV personality, Esther Rantzen.
The legal team has expertise in handling an array of claims, from work accident claims and slip, trip or fall compensation to loss of hearing compensation.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 5, 2013
Author: David Brown