As with all areas of the UK, Devon is the home of some serious road accidents. While the image of the picturesque south-west countryside does not go hand in hand with the thought of a road traffic accident, it is important not to be naive to the risks these roads pose.
The luscious countryside and rustic beaches of Devon are a favourite for many British holidaymakers, as more and more of us stay within the UK for our annual getaways. With this in mind, it is worth considering that there are often drivers on roads in Devon who are unfamiliar with the area.
Obtaining data from the Road Safety Foundation, the following five stretches of tarmac in Devon have been identified as the most problematic for drivers experiencing road traffic accidents:
What to do if you are injured in a road traffic accident
Road accidents can be particularly traumatic, scary experiences. When you experience a road collision, you may feel shocked, hurt, angry, but it is important that you remain calm at the time of the road accident.
Stop the car – if it is still running – and exit your vehicle. Talk to any third-party drivers and remain civil, regardless of how you are spoken to.
If anyone has been injured in the road traffic accident, call an ambulance to the scene. It is better to be safe rather than sorry. Where an obstruction is caused, you will require the police, and in the case that anyone is stuck in a vehicle, or the car sets alight, the fire service will be needed.
Where possible, at the time of the road traffic accident, gather the following information:
- Contact details of any third-party drivers, including name, address, telephone number
- Registration plate details of all cars involved in the road traffic accident
- Policy numbers of any third-party drivers
- Details of damage to all vehicles involved (it is sometimes easier to take photographs)
- Police report reference and/or completed collision pack
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Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice