The journey from Buxton to Shrewsbury via the A53 takes drivers on a 57.6-mile trip through some of the Peak District’s highest plateaus, towns, rural villages and lush dairy country. But don’t be deceived by the routes tranquil nature, you are just as likely to experience a road accident on the A53 as you are on any other road or motorway.
Rising and falling across the Derbyshire hills, the A53 winds its way down to the gentler hills and long straight stretches of Shropshire’s roads past some spectacular scenery. Sadly, this fantastic scenery is often the cause of accidents on the A53, as drivers take their eyes of the road to take in some of the sights they are passing.
Keeping your eyes on the road is therefore one of the first commandments when navigating this road if you have no wish to cause a road traffic accident.
Other causes of incidents
Many motoring accidents along this road are caused by drivers:
- Misjudging the sharpness or extent of bends
- Overtaking on hills followed by sudden dips in the road
- Speeding through villages and towns
Obviously, these kinds of vehicle accidents can be avoided by approaching bends with care, not overtaking on hills unless you can see a long way ahead, and by keeping to assigned speed limits.
Rain, snow and ice can turn parts of the A53 into extremely hazardous stretches of road. The earlier part of the road, all the way from Buxton right through the Peak District is particularly dangerous in winter, when parts of it are often completely blocked by snow.
Avoiding car crashes on a lethal combination of sharp bends and steep inclines, snow and ice, means having to adjust your speed to suit these conditions.
During the summer, drivers may also meet herds of cattle being transferred from one location to the next as they pass through the villages and rural areas of Shropshire’s dairy country.
Approaching bends with care and being prepared to stop if necessary will help to prevent vehicle collisions with animals.
When incidents are not avoidable
There are times when even your best driving efforts can not keep you from having an accident on the A53. Not all drivers have the sense to navigate this road with care, and you may end up suffering a personal injury in a car accident another driver caused.
If this has happened to you, you could be able to claim for driver injury compensation. Backed by 15 years’ experience of handling car accident claims, our Accident advice Helpline lawyers have an impressive track record in securing compensation for drivers like you. Give them a call now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice