The M69 is a 15.7 mile long stretch of motorway connecting Leicestershire with Warwickshire. The route lends its name to the M69 football derby between Coventry City and Leicester City, as it is used by many fans when travelling to and from matches.
The increased amount of traffic on the M69 during football matches means that there is a higher risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. Here are some top tips on how to avoid an accident en route.
Effective planning is the key to avoiding a car accident. Before you set off, perform a check of your car or vehicle for any noticeable defects which might cause an accident. This includes checking the tyre pressure and tread depth. A faulty tyre could cause a blowout on the M69, which can be extremely serious due to the sudden loss of steering at high speeds. Tyres must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm.
Dip your car for oil and ensure that oil level is between the minimum and maximum level. If the oil level is low, it may be an idea to top it off.
Keep well informed
Keep yourself up to date with the latest traffic and travel conditions when en route. Local radio can be an extremely useful resource to help avoid congested areas and reduce the chances of being involved in a car accident.
Claiming compensation for a car accident
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic collision within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim for compensation.
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation. We can even help you to make a claim for compensation where the driver at fault wasn’t insured.
All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
Accident Advice Helpline, we aim to make the claim process as straightforward and transparent as possible. Our highly-trained advisers are available to guide you every step of the way, and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claim for compensation that may be discussed over the phone.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice