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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: A40 London to Fishguard

    Avoiding accidents: A40 London to Fishguard

    Until the construction of the Severn Bridge, the A40 was the main road connecting London with South Wales. The road is officially known as the London to Fishguard Trunk Road. As with every major road, it’s important to take a number of precautions in order to reduce the chances of being involved in a road traffic accident.

    Before you set off

    Before you set off it’s important to make a number of quick checks on your vehicle that could be the most important factor when avoiding an accident on the way.

    Check your tyre pressures are correctly inflated; taking account that tyre pressure is liable to change in certain weather conditions. Ensure that the tyres have enough tread and that there are no bulges in the sidewalls which may increase the risk of a catastrophic blowout, which can render steering almost impossible.

    Ensure that your washer fluid level has been topped off to remove dirt and debris that may accumulate on the windscreen whilst driving.

    Keeping yourself alert

    When making a long journey, it can sometimes difficult to remain alert, focussed and concentrated. Avail of any opportunities you might find to take a short rest from driving. This is a good opportunity to stretch your legs and prevent injuries such as repetitive strain injury.

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    Keep well hydrated when driving to keep yourself alert. If you feel tired when driving, consider turning on the air conditioning or opening a window.

    Keeping updated with traffic and travel

    Avoiding congested areas can help reduce the chances of an accident. Make sure you keep up to date with current traffic and travel conditions to avoid congested areas.

    Claiming compensation for an accident on the A40

    If you’ve been injured on the A40 as the result of a road traffic collision that wasn’t your fault, and it happened within the last three years, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our expert legal team boast over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including car accidents. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and the majority of our claims are settled outside of court.

    Speak with an adviser today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test online.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.