The A17 is a 62-mile stretch of road connecting Norfolk town of King’s Lynn with Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. Unfortunately, the road accommodates far more traffic than it was designed to carry, including a high amount of heavy goods vehicles.
Effectively pre-planning for a journey on the A17 may not only decrease the amount of time spent travelling, but can also reduce the chances of you experiencing a road traffic accident.
Preparation is the key to avoiding a road traffic collision. Before you set off, check your car tyres for air pressure and any wear. Be careful to check the outer walls of the tyres as well as the main profile for tread depth. Tyres must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm. Ensure that there are no bulges in the sidewalls of the tyres.
Top up your water bottle with screen washer fluid and consider changing your wiper blades. Worn wiper blades can cause smearing or streaking on the windscreen due to the rubber coming loose from the wiper arm. This can obstruct vision and increase the risk of a road traffic collision.
Many parts of the A17 are a single carriageway that may become heavily congested with heavy goods vehicles and caravans in the summer. Some impatient drivers attempt to overtake vehicles in dangerous conditions. If you are overtaking, ensure that you leave the other drivers plenty of space when performing the manoeuvre and ensure you have enough time to filter back into your own lane without impeding traffic or causing a hazard.
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Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice