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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

    Black spots on the A1 between London and Newcastle


    One of the longest roads in the UK, the A1 stretches from London to Newcastle and beyond, up to Edinburgh, connecting the capitals of England and Scotland. Whether you’re using the entirety of the road, or taking a drive between London and Newcastle, the A1 is peppered with notorious blackspots.

    Improvements to your drive between London and Newcastle

    Although the road is known for its troublesome areas, on 1 December 2014 the government announced a Road Investment Strategy, which promised a £15-billion investment would be pumped into the development and improvement of UK roads, including the A1 and the drive between London and Newcastle.

    These improvements are tackling known road accident blackspots on the A1 in the hope of minimising the risk of drivers experiencing a road traffic accident.

    Improvements are to be made to the following, as well as general improvements to other areas:

    • A1(M) Red House to Darrington motorway
    • A1 (Gateshead)
    • A1 north of Ellingham
    • A1(M) Doncaster bypass
    • A1(M) Leeming to Barton motorway

    Other improvements to your drive between Newcastle and London

    In addition to road improvements, the government also announced plans to implement  A1(M) technology enhancements and upgrades.

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    This is to ensure that these roads meet today’s motorway standards and provide satisfactory information for drivers via features such as detection loops, CCTV cameras and variable message signs.

    Have you been involved in an accident on the road?

    When you have been involved in an accident on the road, it can cause a huge amount of physical and emotional distress.

    Whether you experienced a road accident on a drive between Newcastle and London or on any other road or motorway, if you believe you were not to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.

    So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide information surrounding the incident, including evidence to suggest liability and medical harm, our legal team could help you recover the compensation you deserve.

    How to start the claims process

    If you feel you have a genuine claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today via our free phone number, 0800 689 0500. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience, and there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim following your call.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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