Wakefield is a busy, bustling city that attracts tourists and commuters in their hordes every single day. Because of the influx of travellers and visitors, Wakefield roads can get exceptionally busy, and road traffic accidents often occur during busy times. We never think that car accidents are going to happen to us, but the truth is, they can happen to anyone. If you want to avoid an accident when travelling in Wakefield or on any busy roads in the country, here is how to maximise your safety.
Avoid busy times
Although city roads are generally busy all year round at all times during the day, there are certain periods of time that the roads are even busier than usual. If you are flexible with time, try and avoid the hours between 8 and 10 in the mornings and 3 and 6 at night. These periods are common times for accidents on the road, because people are going to and from work and school, so there are a lot more vehicles on the road.
Abide by the speed limits
Speed limits should always be abided by and respected. A lot of vehicle accidents occur when drivers break the speed limit and lose control of their vehicle. By keeping to the speed limit, should something happen, you are most likely to get away with less road-related injuries than if you were speeding over the limit.
It may sound cliched, but staying calm when driving on busy roads is the best way to put yourself at minimal risk of a road traffic collision. When you are calm, your reflexes are quicker, and you are more likely to drive at a sensible pace. Rushing or being late in a car can cause a driver to drive over the limit or to drive erratically, causing a horde of traffic accidents in their wake. Stay calm and adopt the mindset of “I’ll get there when I get there”.
How to claim car accident compensation
If you have recently suffered a road traffic injury and it wasn’t your fault, compensation could be owed to you. Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a claim, and to find out if you have a case, you can take our 30-second test or simply call our team of friendly lawyers for free, 24 hours a day.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice