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    Rush hour vs the school run: Potential perils of both


    Rush hour vs the school run: Potential perils of both

    Whether you’re a stay at home parent, a career person or someone who manages to do both then you’ll know all about the perils of using the roads at certain times of the day.

    Unfortunately it’s a fact of life that if you have children or a full time job, everyone seems to be on the road at the same time of the day, increasing the potential for road traffic accidents.

    So whether you are running the kids into school or just making your way into the daily grind of the office, there are a few dangers you need to be aware of.

    Some potential road accident perils during rush hour

    • Other motorists
      In the morning the roads are usually busy and people are often in a rush to get to where they need to be, increasing the risk of road traffic accidents. So if you are driving at this time try to stay calm and relaxed. You also need to leave yourself plenty of time so that you are able pay attention to the road ahead.
    • Pedestrians
      If you are driving to school or work in the morning, the chances are that there will be a large number of pedestrians around. So take extra care, be vigilant and stay within the legal speed limit. Children can often run out into the road unexpectedly and you need to have time to react.
    • Dangerous road surfaces
      If you’re going by foot, then try to keep an eye on the surface in front of you in order to avoid slips, trips and falls. So when on the school run, hold your child’s hand and look out for potholes or changes in the level of the road or footpath.

    Making a claim for compensation following a road traffic accident

    If you’ve been injured on the road in an accident that was not your fault you may be able to claim for car crash compensation. Accident Advice Helpline have years of experience in handling car crash claims, personal injury claims and public liability compensation cases, not to mention work accident claims and travel compensation issues.

    The experts at Accident Advice Helpline have helped hundreds of people to make successful claims and we handle each case with diligence and professionalism, eliminating all the stress and strain and ensuring you get the money you deserve.

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    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you are eligible to make a claim.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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