Reducing the number of road traffic accidents on Britain’s roads has always been a priority for Accident Advice Helpline. Having years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation has allowed us to gain a unique and expert knowledge and we uitilse this knowledge in order to help inform the general public on how to keep safe on the roads. Although we are first and foremost a law firm which helps our clients in their pursuit for justice, we understand just how important it is to keep pushing to bring the number of car accidents to nil. Lives ruined, families torn apart, immeasurable trauma and suffering are just some of the consequences of road traffic accidents. As we operate right across the UK, we know where accidents are mostly likely to occur. Here are, statistically, the top five accident hotspots in Lancashire.
Lancashire’s accident hotspots
- A675 between Belmont and Abbey Village and the A682 Blacko to Gisburn.
- Long Lane between Chorley and Rivington Barn
- A646 Burnley Road between Cliviger and Bacup
- A671 Bacup Road
- Pendle Hill
It is interesting to note that the above roads have had a high proportion of motorbike accidents. Although motorbikes account for only 1% of the traffic in Lancashire, they account for over 15% of collisions, a disproportionately high number. Lancashire council has introduced a pioneering scheme of electronic lights which inform motorists of accident blackspots. The signs will feature illuminated motorcyclists and a number of eye-catching slogans in conjunction with the THINK! Campaign to reduce the number of motorbike collisions.
Injured in a collision? Accident Advice Helpline is on hand!
Thank you for reading our article. Hopefully, by bringing this kind of information into the public knowledge, we can help motorists to be aware of the some of the dangers that await them on the roads and reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on the road. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic collision in Lancashire within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Contact us today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: David Brown