Due to the fact that both England and Scotland are within the UK there is no difference in driving in the two countries and the common causes of car collisions in both countries are very alike.
Driving in England and Scotland: The similarities
When driving in England and Scotland, speed limits are the same, they both drive on the left hand side of the road and have similar roads. Common causes of road traffic accidents in both countries are very similar.
One of the biggest causes of car collisions in both countries is loss of concentration. This could be caused by temporary distraction by a passenger or simply by having your mind on other things other than the road ahead of you. Another big cause of car crashes is the driver being tired. This is linked with loss of concentration but is a big factor when it comes to driving as it not only puts the driver in danger but those around him or her.
Other factors which can lead to a road traffic accident are stress, including road rage, speeding, thus not being able to stop quickly enough, and not being aware of your surroundings as well as what is ahead of you.
What is the differences whilst driving in England and Scotland
There is one major difference which all drivers have to be wary of and that is the alcohol limit for driving. In England the blood alcohol limit is 80mg per 100 ml of blood. However, as of 2014, Scotland’s limit has been reduced to just 50mg per 100ml. Alcohol can be a big factor in car crashes as not only can it affect vision but it also greatly reduces reflexes and slows down reaction time.
This means that you could be under the alcohol limit in England but you could be over the limit if you crossed the border into Scotland. If you want to make sure that you are not only safe but avoid any car crashes avoid drinking alcohol when you are driving.
If you have been involved in a car crash within the last three years that wasn’t you fault you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to find out how to make a car crash claim today.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice