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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Avoiding accidents: A4 London to Bristol

    Travelling to or from London is often busy especially during peak times such as rush hour. The roads surrounding the capital city can be prone to car accidents, and one such road that carries this road traffic accident potential is the A4 route to Bristol.

    A little about the A4

    The A4 is a major route used by many commuters every day to get to and from London. This means that the volume of traffic is usually very high and the busier a road is the more chances there are to be involved in a road traffic accident.

    Here are some ways to help prevent becoming involved in a car crash.

    Avoid peak and avoid a car collision

    If you can, avoid travelling during peak times. This will help reduce the stress as you won’t be surrounded by other road users so you should find it easier to focus and potentially reduce the chance of a car crash.

    Plan ahead and allow ample journey time

    This is probably quite an obvious way to reduce the chance of a car accident but, nonetheless, is one that is often overlooked.

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    Before setting off on your journey make sure you have a good idea of the route and leave plenty of time to get to your destination. This will mean you are less likely to get lost, which will keep you calmer and more focussed on the road, thus much less likely to be involved in a road traffic accident.

    Keep the kids amused

    If you have children you will know how much more stressful it is travelling with them. To keep them from asking you every ten minutes how long is left of the journey, distracting you and potentially leading to a car accident, make sure you take plenty of bits to keep the kids amused.

    Pack anything they enjoy doing into the car, from books and magazines to hand-held consoles and portable DVD players. Always take more than you think you will need as they are likely to lose interest in single items on a long journey.

    Claiming compensation for a road accident injury

    If you have been involved in a car accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you may able to make a car crash claim.

    Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, to find out more about making a road traffic accident claim.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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