Driving during the festive season through the cold, ice and often wet roads can be hazardous at the best of times but some routes are more accident prone then others. One such area which can be prone to road traffic accidents due to the sheer weight of traffic is London and the surrounding areas.
One such route that could be an accident hotspot during the festive season is the roads from London to Norwich. Both the A11 and the M11 are busy at the best of times and even worse around Christmas.
How do road traffic accidents occur whilst driving to Norwich for the festive season?
One aspect of the festive season that can make the roads more prone to car accidents is the weather. Ice, snow, rain and fog can all affect visibility and stopping distances as well as drivers’ moods.
One of the most dangerous weather conditions for driving to Norwich for the festive season is black ice as it is invisible and very easy to skid on.
How to avoid a car accident on the roads?
The most important thing to remember is to be prepared and think ahead. Make sure you know the route you are taking and allow plenty of time to arrive. This means if the roads are busy, which is likely, you won’t need to stress out about being late.
It may be obvious, but one of the main things you can do in order to prevent a car crash whilst driving to Norwich for the festive season is to keep focused. This doesn’t only mean keep your attention on the road, you also need to be aware of your surroundings and of other road users. This will mean you can hopefully pre-empt any potential car accidents waiting to happen and stay safe.
Finally, don’t drink and drive. The law may state that you can have a drink or two but in order to stay safe and stay focused it is best to avoid any alcoholic drinks when you need to drive. Any alcohol can affect reaction times and in bad weather conditions reflexes are that much more vital in preventing a car crash.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you can make a claim from a car collision that wasn’t your fault. Call our 24-hour freephone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: December 12, 2015
Author: David Brown