Hyde Park Corner is a notorious traffic black spot. An incredibly busy junction where six major roads converge and a popular stop for tourist buses, it can be tricky to navigate your way around Hyde Park Corner without encountering long queues and delays and running the risk of road traffic accidents. If you are planning a road trip to the capital or you drive through this junction every day as part of your daily commute to work, here are some top tips to help you avoid traffic and decrease the chances of being involved in road accidents.
Navigating your way around Hyde Park Corner safely
London’s roads are very busy and there is a high risk of collisions on the roads and cycle accidents. If you’re driving around Hyde Park Corner, here are some suggestions to help you avoid car crash injuries:
- try to be patient and plan ahead, so that you’re not rushing
- avoid peak times if possible
- take extra care around cyclists and pedestrians
- always check your mirrors and your blind spot before changing lane, overtaking, slowing down or pulling over
- always check for cyclists before opening your car door
- park in designated areas only
- pay attention to traffic signals
- drive according to the speed limit
- take extra care if it is foggy, snowy, wet or icy
- be prepared to slow down to let buses out
- slow down before pedestrian crossings
- keep a safe distance between your car and the vehicle in front, especially in heavy traffic, as if the car in front brakes very suddenly, this can quickly result in a concertina effect
Do I have a case for road accident compensation?
If you’ve been injured in a car crash in Hyde Park corner or any other part of London and you were not to blame for the accident, you may wish to claim road accident compensation. If the crash happened within the last three years and you have evidence such as eyewitness reports and medical notes which support your claim, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a successful car crash claim.
If you would like to find out more about how the claims process works or discuss your case with an experienced advisor, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.