Road safety is something that everyone should consider, even when going on short journeys. It only takes a simple act of carelessness to knock a pedestrian over, to be involved in a collision or to knock a cyclist off of their bicycle.
Following some simple road safety tips before you head off on your journey can be the difference between a journey without incident and a journey which ends in disaster.
Not wearing a seat-belt is the most common offence among road users yet it is the simplest way to keep safe when on the road. More serious injuries are likely to be caused by not wearing a seat-belt in the event of a crash and it is a legal requirement to wear one.
Many people also find that they are easily distracted while driving due to mobile phones or even by listening to music with earphones. Drivers should be as aware as possible to avoid crashing or knocking down a pedestrian. In addition, there are still many drivers who think that the speed limit is a target to hit whereas authorities usually advise people to stay under it where possible.
It is also a good idea to adjust speeds according to weather conditions and according to the area you are driving in. Finally, no-one should be driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have practised road safety but are involved in a collision with a careless driver, you could be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained.
Safety tips for the road
There are many risks involved with driving but many of these can be avoided by exercising some caution. Stay under the speed limit when weather conditions are poor and ensure that you make regular checks on your vehicle and tyres.
Staying cautious and looking thoroughly before pulling out can help avoid a potential accident. Although you may be a careful driver, there may be others who do not practise road safety. If you have been involved in a collision with a careless driver, you may want to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
What can we do?
As a law firm which has been in operation since the year 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of road accident victims to claim compensation when the accident was the fault of someone else.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss your claim with one of our expert advisers.
We may be able to win you a cash payout to help you with any financial repercussions of the accident.
Date Published: November 13, 2014
Author: David Brown