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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Navigating busy roads on the Friday that the summer school holidays start


    With the summer holidays in sight, many of us are looking forward to taking time off work and going on holiday. While the start of the summer school holidays can be a time of excitement and happiness, it can also be stressful, especially if you’re planning a road trip. If you’re staying at home in the UK for the holidays or you’re plotting an exotic get-away, here are some tips to help you navigate the holiday queues and avoid road traffic accidents:

    1. Avoid peak times
      If you’re going on a road trip or you’re travelling to the airport to catch a flight, it’s probably best to avoid travelling at peak times, when the traffic is likely to be very heavy. Avoid the morning and evening commuter rush hours and try to travel early in the morning, in the middle of the day or later in the evening. If you are heading to the airport, remember to give yourself plenty of time to avoid a last-minute panic.
    2. Consider a stop-off
      If you’re going on a long journey, consider stopping off to give yourself a rest, avoid sitting in queuing traffic and break the journey up. Many budget hotel chains have branches on major roads or you could stay with a friend or relative overnight.
    3. Take frequent breaks
      Driving in traffic can take its toll on you both physically and mentally and it’s a good idea to take regular breaks to re-focus your mind, have a rest and stretch your legs. Breaks are particularly important if you feel tired; driving tired increases the risk of accidents on the road and the AA estimates that around 1 in 5 road accidents are caused by tiredness. Before you head off, check your route and look out for service stations along the way.

    Claiming for an accident in rush-hour traffic

    Statistics from the Department of Transport show that car crashes are more common in rush hour. If you’ve been hit by another car or you’ve been involved in a collision on the roads, which wasn’t your fault then talk to Accident Advice Helpline.

    Call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out about claiming road accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in the personal injury claims industry and our expert injury lawyers could help you to claim no win, no fee** compensation with minimal hassle; most clients never even go to court.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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