The E15 is a North-South European road which runs from Inverness to Algeciras. The road travels the length of the United Kingdom before a ferry crossing to Calais, through France, including Paris, right down to Spain’s breathtaking Southern coast. Here are some tips on how to avoid a road traffic accident en route.
Using your satnav
Like all European E roads, the route is not specifically signposted. You will need to rely on a satnav in order to find the correct route. Planning is key in preventing serious car accidents and it’s essential to have a good idea of where you’re going before setting off.
Checking your vehicle
Again, planning is an essential part of preventing road traffic accidents. Before you set off, perform a quick visual inspection of your car. Ensure that your tyres have been inflated to the correct air pressure in accordance with the manufacturer’s handbook and that there is no excessive wear on the treads of the tyres. Top up any essential fluids such as oil, water and screen washer fluid.
Switching to the other side of the road
Remember that when you disembark the ferry in Calais, road users drive on the right hand side of the road in both Spain and France. Driving on the wrong side of the road drastically increases the chances of being involved in a road traffic collision.
The United Kingdom is one of the rare few countries that still has its speed limits in mph. When you reach the continent, remember that speed limits are displayed in km/h and not mph.
Accident en route?
Remember, if you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation even if the accident occurred outside of the UK.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. All of our claims are made entirely on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, so in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you won’t be out of pocket. The majority of claims are settled outside court, meaning many of our clients do not have to go through the traumatic experience of reliving an accident in a court environment.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice