The A205, or the South Circular Road London, is a stretch of road that connects Woolwich to Gunnersby. Along with the Northern Circular Road, it forms a ring road through the inner parts of outer London.
The road, however, does not make a complete circuit of the city. The South Circular Road London is not a purpose-built road but rather a merger of pre-existing roads that can sometimes give a disjointed feel when driving as drivers must take many turn offs to remain on it.
Taking precautions before heading out onto the South Circular Road London, and driving assertively, is key to minimising the risk of road traffic accidents.
Performing a visual inspection of your vehicle
In order to reduce the chances of a road traffic collision on the South Circular Road London, it’s important to ensure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition. Check your tyres and washer fluid level before setting off. Ensure that your tyres have the correct level of air pressure and ensure that there is no excessive wear on the tread of the tyres.
Keep abreast of traffic and travel information
It’s important to keep an eye on current travel conditions, many online and radio services offer traffic & travel updates in order to keep drivers informed of congested areas and possible accident black spots.
Avoiding congestion will not only decrease the risk of an accident due to the sheer volume of sometimes impatient drivers, but can also help save money from avoiding unnecessary idling in slow-moving traffic on areas of the South Circular Road London.
Feeling tired when driving?
If feeling tired when driving the best course of action is to leave the road as soon as possible and find a place to pullover to take a short rest. In the case where a suitable rest spot is not readily available, consider winding down the window or using the air conditioning to provide a source of fresh air, which can help combat the effects of fatigue.
Some people also find that listening to comedy on CD can help keep them alert and awake.
Claiming for compensation after a car accident
Remember, if you’ve been injured as the result of a car crash on the South Circular Road London or any other road, within the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today, on 0800 689 0500, to find out how you could make a 100 per cent no-win no-fee claim for compensation.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice