The entire length of the M11 (55 miles) lies between the motorway’s junction four – there are no junctions one, two or three – with the North Circular Road (A406) and junction 14 (A14/A428) to the north-west of Cambridge.
Created to relieve heavy traffic on often narrow roads neither intended nor built for high volumes of heavy commercial vehicles, the M11 is an exceptionally busy motorway.
High traffic volume
As the M11 is used by heavy commercial vehicles, commuters and many other road users wishing to get from London to Cambridge as quickly and easily as possible, all drivers on the M11 frequently experience delays, as well as traffic accidents.
Preventing accidents on the M11 is, like it is on any other main road, a matter of driving responsibly and not taking risks likely to lead to vehicle collisions.
When navigating the M11, it is necessary to pay close attention to other road users; keep safe distances from other vehicles and let other drivers know what you are about to do by getting into the right lanes at exits, and signalling when changing lanes, for example.
Checking traffic coming from behind before changing lanes and overtaking is vitally important to prevent causing motorcycling accidents or car crashes by overlooking a vehicle travelling in your car’s blind spots.
Dealing with fatigue
While 55 miles does not seem to be a terribly long way, travelling along monotonous sections of the motorway could easily induce fatigue. This is particularly the case when driving at night or early in the morning, for instance.
Recognising the extent of your tiredness and taking breaks as and when necessary is another vital factor in preventing accidents on the motorway.
You, other drivers and compensation
Should all your efforts to avoid a road traffic accident fail and you are injured in a motorway accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
Claiming for passenger, driver or motorcycling accident compensation is made easier by Accident Advice Helpline.
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Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice