Road Safety Foundation figures and road safety rankings, based on a study compiling figures of reported accidents on Britain’s roads (October 2013), show that Surrey is surprisingly safe, with even the most dangerous roads only being rated as presenting drivers with a low to medium risk of being injured in traffic accidents.
Road traffic accidents in Surrey
While the details for Surrey were compiled as part of the regional study for the whole of South-East England, it becomes fairly clear from the safety ranking map for this area that the roads most likely to be the scenes of motoring accidents include the A3 between Guildford and Woking; the A31 (Farnham to Guildford) and the A25 Guildford/Dorking, as well as the A320 between Woking and the M25 and a stretch of the A24 near Ewell. Similar to other regions, the motorways crossing Surrey seem to be the safest places to be for motorists.
Bus accidents in Surrey
According to a report published by the Surrey Comet, also in October 2013, Eden Road in Kingston is the most notorious road in Surrey in terms of vehicle, pedestrian and cycling accidents involving buses. Richmond Road and Brook Street in Kingston are also known to be prone to bus-related accidents. This may be due to the fact that, according to this report, the 65 and 281 bus routes, both of which travel partially along Brook Street and Eden Street (and the 65 bus travels along Richmond Road as well), are believed to be the most dangerous routes in the area.
Injuries by road accident
Injuries by car, bus, motorcycling or cycling accidents can be serious, even fatal. Serious injuries sustained in traffic-related accidents can consist of broken bones, serious head, neck, chest or abdominal, as well as back and spinal injuries.
If you were injured in a vehicle accident during the past three years and the accident was caused by another person, you may be entitled to claim for injury compensation, regardless of whether you were a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian.
Claiming for compensation
To claim for driver, pedestrian or passenger injury compensation, call the free phone number of Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Callers are put under no obligation to go ahead with a claim, and all details discussed with this law firm’s advisers are kept confidential. Those who do decide to make a claim for compensation are provided with experienced lawyers operating under no win no fee* agreements.
Date Published: March 12, 2014
Author: David Brown