Exercising basic road safety is part of everyday driving and all road users should show courtesy to one another to avoid accidents. However, anyone who is driving a vehicle on the road should also ensure that the vehicle is roadworthy and safe to drive. Many drivers do not pay much attention to getting tyres checked regularly, but doing so could prevent a serious accident or injury from occurring.
Checking the tyre pressure ensures that your car won’t veer off-course and collide with a pedestrian or another vehicle. It is also wise to have the steering checked regularly as well as the braking mechanism and any safety mechanisms that may be installed in the vehicle. Some people travel with children so you may also want to have your child seat checked to ensure it is the appropriate size and type for your child.
Checking seatbelts and checking airbags can all prevent serious injuries in the event of an accident on the road. If you do not need a full service, it is still beneficial to check the basics now and again to ensure that your car is fit to be on the road. Check the lights, water, battery and engine to ensure that they are all in working condition. If you have been involved in a crash with an unroadworthy car, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering.
The importance of car maintenance
Simple checks can help prevent a potential accident which could kill or seriously injure you or another road user. Driving without working lights at night could result in an accident if you do not see a pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle.
Driving without fully functional brakes can prevent you from stopping in an emergency. In addition, driving without airbags or without seat-belts could cause you a serious injury in the event of an accident. If you have been involved in a crash with an unroadworthy vehicle, you may be entitled to a cash payout with the right representation.
How to get representation
Accident Advice Helpline can offer you no-obligation advice over the telephone and can offer you a solicitor to represent you if you wish to make a personal injury claim.
If you have been involved in an accident and someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to a cash payout which can help you with any financial repercussions. Call us today to discuss your claim further.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown