London roads are renowned for being busy and often car accident hot spots. Whether you are travelling from or to the capital you need to be aware of the dangers in order to help prevent a road traffic accident.
One main road which can be especially busy, thus more prone to car accidents, is the M40. This is the motorway running from Birmingham to London and is a main route for many commuters each day.
Avoiding accidents on the M40
The main thing to remember in order to avoid a car accident, especially on motorways such as the M40, is to always be aware of your surroundings and stay focussed at all times. If you find your concentration wandering, find a safe place to stop and take a short break from driving, as this could be the difference between having a car accident and not having one.
Also, make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey and plan ahead; this will hopefully make you more relaxed and thus reduce the risk of a car collision due to road rage. It is also less likely that you will become lost thus it will be easier to keep your concentration, rather than worry about where you are going and potentially cause a car collision.
Staying safe on the motorway
The M40 is a very busy road so make sure you stick within the speed limit and only overtake in the right lanes and when it is safe to do so. If you change lanes too quickly and there is a side wind this could cause a nasty road traffic accident.
Finally, in poor weather conditions and at night always make sure you have your lights on so other road users can see you thus avoiding another potential car accident.
Claiming compensation for road traffic accidents
Unfortunately road traffic accidents can and do happen. If you have had a car accident within the last three years, that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as road-accident cases.
To find out more about making an accident claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour, Freephone number,0800 689 0500, or take the online compensation calculator to find out how much your car collision claim could be worth.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice