Any road can be busy and have the potential to cause a bad road traffic accident. However, one type of road which can be especially car accident prone is motorways.
The route to Kent via the M2 can be a busy road especially during rush hour so you need to know how to avoid a car accident en route. Here is some advice.
Avoid peak times if possible to avoid a car collision
Motorways are busiest during rush hour and over bank holiday weekends when tourists are travelling en mass. If you can avoid travelling in the peak times then do so as this could prevent a road traffic accident.
If you don’t have to be on the road first thing in the morning leave it till a bit later to avoid the commuters and school run traffic. Your journey will not only be quicker and less stressful but due to this will be less likely to include a car crash.
Plan ahead and leave plenty of time
Make sure you are fully aware of the route you are taking so you don’t get stressed or lost. The more stressed you become the less focussed you become on the road and the more likely a road traffic accident will occur.
Make sure you leave yourself more than enough time to arrive at your destination, it is much better to be early than rushing and missing a car turning that could result in a panicked, and particularly nasty car accident.
Keep the kids happy
If you have kids in the car, prevent car accidents by making sure there is plenty to keep them occupied, so you are able to focus your attention on the road rather than on entertaining the brood. Make sure they have lots to do in the back to keep them happy, especially on a long road trip.
Road-related injury compensation
Sadly road traffic accidents can and do still happen so if you have been involved in a car crash in the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in accident claims such as driver injuries. Call our 24-hour Freephone line on 0800 689 0500, to find out if you have a case eligible to make a car accident claim.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice