The roads in and around the nation’s capital are unfortunately among some of the most dangerous in the country and there is a severe risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. Those particularly at risk are cyclists and pedestrians. In this article we’ll be having a look at statistically the five most dangerous junctions in London.
London’s five most dangerous junctions
- Elephant and Castle roundabout
- Trafalgar Square
- Waterloo Road roundabout
- Lambeth Bridge/Millbank roundabout
- Upper Tooting Road/Lessingham Avenue, Ansell Road/Derinton Road
This information was compiled by Transport for London (TfL.) Transport for London have embarked upon a number of initiatives aimed at reducing the number of accidents In future the information may be used to develop real-time information for mobile apps and satnavs which will help to alert drivers that they are approaching a known accident black spot.
Preventing a road traffic accident
Although it is normally ourselves that we have to worry about, the actions of other drivers and road users must also be considered in order to help prevent a road traffic collision from occurring. Ensure that you have your brakes and tyres regularly serviced; this will decrease stopping distances when a hazard unexpectedly presents itself. If you are a cyclist, ensure you use proper hand signalling and wear reflective clothing, especially at night and in the winter months, so that you are clearly visible to other road users.
Claiming compensation for a road traffic accident
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. By choosing Accident Advice Helpline, you can avail of the expertise and professionalism of one of the UK’s leading law firms in all areas of personal injury compensation. By phoning 0800 689 0500 you can speak in confidence with one of our highly-trained advisors, who will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the claim process.
You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone. Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second-test. Please bear in mind that any amounts quoted are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown