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    Esther Rantzen

    How to stay safe at a car festival


    You need to stay safe at a car festival to make sure you make the most of a great day out. The last thing you want is for your memories of the day to be sullied by a car accident or slip, trip or fall.

    How can I make sure I stay safe at a car festival?

    Festivals are there to be enjoyed, and car festivals are no different. Petrol heads from all walks of life descend on these events to enjoy a shared passion. There’s nothing quite like meeting other car enthusiasts to swap stories and experiences and admire the motors at a show.

    Therefore, it’s perfectly understandable that health and safety is far from your mind at a car festival. However, following a few basic precautions will help leave your mind free for the main event – enjoying the cars.

    • Getting There

    As with so many things, preparation is key to staying safe at a car festival. Before you set off, make sure you know exactly where you are going. Getting lost induces panic. Panic greatly increases the chances of being involved in a road traffic accident. For similar reasons, make sure you set off in plenty of time.

    Once you’ve arrived at the car festival, make sure you find a good parking spot. If the sun is shining, try and find some shade. Wherever you park, make sure all valuables are either out of the car or well hidden. It’s a sad yet an inescapable fact that opportunistic thieves target these kinds of event.

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    • What to wear

    Speaking of thieves, be wary of pickpockets operating in the crowds. Ideally, wear clothes with zipping pockets to keep your phone, wallet etc. secure.

    You will also want to wear weather-appropriate clothing. If it’s hot and sunny, take protection in the form of hats, sunglasses and sun cream. If it looks like rain, take a waterproof. On your feet, you’ll want shoes offering the right mix of comfort and grip. You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so go prepared.

    Can I make a claim if I am injured at a car festival?

    Car festival organisers have a responsibility towards the safety of their visitors. If they fail to meet this obligation and you are injured as a result, public injury compensation may be due.

    Call our expert advisors at Accident Advice Helpline today for more. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: May 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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