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    Greenock to Algeciras via E 05: How to avoid a road accident en route

    Greenock to Algeciras via E 05: How to avoid a road accident en route

    Forming part of the international network of E-roads, the E 05 runs all the way from Greenock, Scotland to Algeciras, Spain.

    The route

    Stretching from Greenock across England and France before ending up in Spain, the route takes travellers past and through 14 major cities in the UK; six major towns and cities in France and five major destinations in Spain before ending up in Algeciras.

    Different roads making up the E 05

    Unlike typical motorways, the E 05 does not consist of a single stretch of road, but runs along an array of different roads, including the:

    • A8, M8 and M74; A74M, M6 and M42; M40, A34 and M3 in the UK
    • A131, A13 and A10; A63 and N10 in France
    • AP8, AP1 and N622; A1, M40 and A4; SE30 and A48; N340 and A7 in Spain

    This combined with the fact that you have to drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road in Europe, can make the 2,924-mile journey from Greenock to Algeciras a difficult, potentially dangerous route to navigate.

    Preventing mishaps

    In order to prevent road accidents, it is necessary to:

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    • Adhere to relevant speed limits
    • Remain alert and vigilant at all times
    • Take regular breaks to avoid fatigue which can cause traffic accidents
    • Avoid vehicle collisions when driving onto and off the ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre
    • Remember to stay on the right side of the road in Europe (this can be particularly testing at roundabouts and junctions, so extreme care is advised)

    Road and weather conditions may vary significantly along the route, so it is vital to prevent causing a road traffic accident by adjusting your speed and driving style to suit prevailing conditions.

    Driver behaviour

    Driving styles in France and Spain also differ significantly from the generally adopted styles of driving in the UK. In order to prevent a road accident, it is important to keep an eye on other road users, remain calm and courteous at all times and expect local drivers to behave differently in varying situations.

    Travelling mishaps

    Should the worst happen and you are injured in a motoring accident caused by another driver, you could be eligible to claim passenger or driver injury compensation. Learn more about car accident claims by talking to an accident Advice Helpline advisor. Our freephone helpline is available on 0800 689 0500 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also offer the assistance of in-house solicitors with years of experience and will handle your claim under a conditional fee agreement.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice


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