The A57 is a major road connecting Liverpool to Lincoln, via Warrington and Salford. It is home to the Snake Pass, the name given to one of the remote, higher reaches, where the A57 crosses the Peak District between Manchester and Sheffield.
This particular section of the road is a well-known road accident black spot, and is often closed due in the winter due to snow. Here are some top tips on how to avoid a road traffic accident on the A57.
Although winter tyres are not a legal obligation in the UK such as in Germany or other European countries, it may be an idea to invest in a set of winter tyres which provide more grip and have deeper treads in order to improve traction in icy conditions.
Dealing with cyclists
Some sections of the A57 are popular with cyclists and as such it’s important to use the road with vigilance to prevent collisions with cyclists.
Make sure you do not overtake on a bend and leave plenty of room when manoeuvering.
Taking regular breaks
It’s important to take regular breaks when driving in order to keep yourself concentrated and alert. Take the opportunity to pull over, get some fresh air and stretch your legs to avoid a repetitive strain injury.
Traffic and travel updates
Traffic and travel updates on local radio and your satnav can be an invaluable source of information for avoiding congested areas and possible accident black spots.
Accident on the A57
Have you been injured as the result of a road traffic collision on the A57 within the last three years, through no fault of your own? You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation including car accident claims. We boast over 15 years’ experience as one of the best in the business.
You can talk in confidence with one of our friendly, professional advisers. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, and you will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice