After taking an impressive 11 years to complete, the M25, which circles 117 miles around Greater London, quickly became known as one of the UKs most dangerous roads.
Thanks to its impressive road traffic accident stats, year in, year out, not to mention the sheer amount of traffic that uses the road each year, the M25 was not only one of Britain’s most dangerous roads, but the one to avoid at all costs.
Dangerous roads: M25
Yes, thanks to the volume of road users who take the M25 to commute to and from work in the city each day, the M25 is usually jammed with aggravated drivers, which leads to more road-related accidents.
What’s more, the M25 either operates on stand-still, with cars moving mere metres in tens of minutes, to standard motorway high speeds. This itself makes the M25 one of the most unpredictable dangerous roads in the UK.
The M25 also offers minimal rest break opportunities for tired drivers, with just three service stations along the 117-mile stretch of road. Tired eyes, or exhaustion, are one of the leading causes of accidents on the road.
What to do if you experience a M25 accident
If you are involved in an accident on the M25 or any other of the UK’s dangerous roads, it is important to stay calm and refrain from acting out or placing blame on scene.
Leave your vehicle if it is safe to do so, speak with the third-party driver and obtain their contact details, insurance policy number and registration plate details.
Take photographs of any damage to your car, and all vehicles involved. Although you may not be too concerned with the damage caused to their vehicle, this evidence can be useful to support your statement of events.
Obtain a police report number and seek medical assistance as soon as possible. If children under the age of 18 were involved in the car accident, call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention.
Claiming compensation for road accidents
If you have been involved in an accident on the M25 or any other of the dangerous roads in the UK through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
No matter the nature of your claim, get in touch for a free initial consultation to determine both liability and your eligibility to claim. From there, we will work with you on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis to ensure you receive the pay-out you deserve.
For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today on freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice