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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: M1 London to Leeds

    The M1 is a north-south motorway connecting Leeds with London. It was the first inter-urban motorway to be completed in the UK and stretches for 193 miles. With Accident Advice Helpline’s handy guide, you can avoid a road traffic accident when travelling from London to Leeds via the M1.

    Effective planning

    As with everything in life it is important to plan ahead. Before your journey, perform a short inspection of your car or vehicle before setting off. Some of the key areas to check include tyres, windscreen wipers and washer fluid level.

    Check your tyres for the correct pressure and tread depth and ensure there are no bulges in the sidewalls of the tyres as a sudden blowout on the motorway at high speed could cause you to lose control of the steering and result in an extremely serious car crash.

    Check that your wipers are not worn or damaged and that you have topped up your washer fluid level to remove any dirt or grime which may obstruct your field of vision during your journey.

    If you haven’t serviced your car in a while, it may be an idea to take your car to the local mechanic for a check-up.

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    In addition to performing an inspection of your vehicle, it’s a good idea to check the traffic and travel situation. Many websites offer invaluable advice when it comes to congestion and accident black spots. Not only can checking the route reduce the chances of being involved in a road traffic collision, but it can also help save you money from the reduced fuel consumption caused by unnecessary idling in traffic.

    On the road

    When on the road, it’s important to adhere to the Highway Code. Give plenty of notice if you plan to leave the motorway or change lanes, and give vehicles enough space when overtaking. A handy hint for overtaking is not to filter back into the lane before you can see the headlights of the car being overtaken.

    Claiming compensation for an accident on the M1

    If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident on the M1 within the last three years, through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to make a claim for road accident compensation.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. We have over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including road traffic accidents.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice


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