It was Alan Partridge’s bizarre, and hilarious, attempt at pillow talk that first brought the traffic situation in Norwich to a wider audience. Steve Coogan’s legendary comedy creation loved nothing more than to debate the ‘pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre,’ loudly shouting down anyone who disagreed with him.
All joking aside, the issue and importance of staying safe on the road is as prominent in Norwich as it is in any other city and large town throughout the United Kingdom.
When it comes to avoiding accidents on the road, there is only so much you can do. Even the safest and most vigilant of drivers can be involved in vehicle collisions if other motorists are not equally careful.
Where am I most likely to be involved in a road traffic accident in Norwich?
Of course, some roads are more prone to causing incidents on the road than others. Whether it’s the presence of numerous bends and dips, the volume of traffic moving along the lanes or hazards such as pot-holes, the following Norwich roads require particularly close care and attention to avoid traffic accidents.
- Prince of Wales Road: A report published by the Norwich Highways Agency back in 2011 detailed the areas where pedestrians where most likely to be involved in an accident with a vehicle. This particular stretch of tarmac featured heavily in the report, most likely because of the number of bars and clubs located in the area. Late nights can lead to careless and unsafe forays into the road where accidents can happen all too easily.
- Central crossroads: Three main roads, St Stephens Street, Red Lion Street and Rampant Horse Street converge on this area. Combine this with a number of pedestrian crossings and you have a road traffic accident simply waiting to happen in one of the busiest areas of Norwich.
- Ipswich and Grove Road junction: A busy junction at the best of times, this area is particularly perilous during morning and evening rush hours. Significant funds have been spent increasing the safety for pedestrians and further spending is planned to minimise the likelihood of road accidents occurring.
What can I do if I am injured in a traffic accident?
Providing the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be due some traffic injury compensation. Call our expert legal team at Accident Advice Helpline on the freephone service to get the ball rolling.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice