Dorset offers a superb choice of charms to explore and experience. Boasting the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site with stunning bays, jutting cliffs and beaches to attract the most avid of fossil hunters, this gem of Southwest England is a popular tourist destination. By following this handy survivor guide, you can keep safe and enjoy your idyllic getaway in Dorset.
Driving in Dorset
If you choose to take your vehicle with you when holidaying in Dorset, ensure that you obey all traffic laws and take extra care when driving as an increase in traffic during the summer months could increase the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. Before setting off, ensure that you check your vehicle’s tyre pressure as well as topping up any essential fluids such as oil and brake fluid. It may also be an idea to fill up your washer bottle, as the dirt from the road could impair visibility.
Caravanning in Dorset
Many people choose to spend their holiday in Dorset in a caravan. If you choose to do this, follow these important safety tips:
- Don’t leave any valuables in plain sight in your caravan
- Ensure that any gas appliances are regularly inspected
- Install a carbon monoxide meter
Slips, trips & falls in Dorset
Take care when exploring the vast coastline that Dorset has to offer. A slip, trip or fall could ruin more than just your holiday. Ensure that you wear appropriate footwear with adequate grip when taking in the majesty of the cliffs whilst holidaying in Dorset. Be wary of any pavements which have fallen into a state of disrepair as an unmaintained surface could also increase your risk of suffering a slip or trip.
Thank you for reading Accident Advice Helpline’s survivor guide to holiday in Dorset. Remember, if you’ve had an accident on holiday in Dorset and someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for more information on how you could make a 100% no-win-no-fee* claim for compensation. We specialise in all areas of personal injury compensation and operate right across the UK. With Accident Advice Helpline, the majority of claims are settled outside court, meaning many of our clients won’t have to relive the trauma of their accident in a courtroom.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown