London is one of the busiest and liveliest cities in the world. If you’re visiting London, or you’re a London resident, it’s always advisable to pay attention to potential hazards, including heavy traffic when driving around Central London.
There is a high risk of road traffic accidents and cycle accidents in Central London, so driving carefully is essential. Here are some simple tips to help you steer clear of trouble when driving around Central London.
Dangers of driving around Central London
Whenever you drive, you run the risk of collisions on the road. Even the most careful drivers can come unstuck, especially on busy city centre roads. If you’re driving around Central London, here are some common hazards, which may increase the risk of accidents on the road:
- Buses and tourist coaches
- Heavy traffic and impatient drivers
Traffic is particularly bad at peak commuter times in the mornings and early evenings. If you are driving around Central London and you’re not commuting, it’s best to try and avoid these times of day if possible.
Avoiding collisions when driving around Central London
It’s essential to drive carefully at all times, but when driving around Central London, it’s particularly important to be alert and to adhere to the rules of the Highway Code. Here are some tips to help you steer clear of car crashes:
- Stick to the speed limits
- Give yourself plenty of time and be patient
- Always check your mirrors and your blind spot before pulling out, slowing down or moving off
- Take extra care at roundabouts; always check for cyclists
- Give yourself plenty of room when moving around buses
- Never drive tired
- Plan your route in advance or use a sat nav
- Avoid driving at peak times
Claiming compensation for road accidents
If you’ve been injured driving around Central London and you weren’t to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim road traffic accident compensation. If you were hit by another driver or you were involved in a collision with a vehicle which was travelling too fast, you have a right to claim compensation.
Our freephone lines are open 24 hours a day and our friendly advisors are ready and waiting to take your call. We have more than 15 years of experience in the personal injury claims industry and we operate a no-win, no-fee* claims policy.
If your car crash happened in the last three years, and you have evidence to support your car crash claim, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice