Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is steeped in history, culture and Guinness. It is a popular location for tourists, students and hen and stag parties alike. However, like all cities, it has its fair share of dangerous roads and road traffic accidents.
Compared to other counties in Ireland, Dublin has a low fatality rate on the road according to the Road Traffic Authority. However, in 2013 it had one of the lowest safety records in the country.
So what are some of the most dangerous roads in Dublin?
One of the roads which has been called a dangerous road in Dublin is the N4 which connects Dublin to Sligo. This is a main route used by many commuters and has been deemed unsafe by many newspapers in the past.
How to avoid a road traffic accident on Dublin roads?
To avoid any potential accidents on some of the most dangerous roads in Dublin, the key is to always be alert and aware of your surroundings and your position at all times. This will mean not only will you be able to potentially pre-empt any car crash hazards but you will be aware of any drivers acting suspiciously or driving badly.
Make sure you don’t drive tired and take regular breaks. It is also a good idea to have your window open slightly as the air will help you feel energised and alert. All these factors help you to make better judgements and avoid a potential car accident.
As well as this, ensure you plan your route before you leave the house and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. This will lower your stress levels and potentially reduce the risk of road rage, which can be a big cause of road accidents.
Make a claim
Unfortunately, car accidents can and do still happen. If you have had a car accident on the most dangerous roads in Dublin or anywhere else that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm backed by consumer champion and well-known TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen and we specialise in cases such as road traffic accident claims.
Our expert law firm has over 15 years’ worth of experience and can make the claim for compensation much less stressful than it can be. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their road accident claim out of court. To find out more, call our 24-hour freephone today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown