Driving during the winter can carry some risks, particularly when the clocks go back and there are less hours of daylight. Driving at night means taking more precautions which can help to reduce the risk of being involved in an accident on the road. This may include sticking to main roads rather than quiet, country roads, or taking well-lit routes home in the evenings. Following some safety tips can also reduce the risk of accidents occurring. Put away your mobile phone and, if you have been at a party, avoid driving under the influence.
You may also have to adjust your speed to suit the weather conditions on winter nights. If it is icy, foggy or there is heavy snow or rainfall, your drive may be a little more risky, even when sticking to the speed limit. Driving slower can reduce the risks associated with bad weather conditions and driving in the dark. Although many drivers are safety-conscious when driving at night, many drivers are not as vigilant on the roads. Drivers who do not exercise road safety may put others at risk as they may be less likely to see a pedestrian, cyclist or other road user in the dark. If you have been involved in a night-time road accident and someone else was at fault, you may wish to get some representation.
Road traffic accident claims
Driving at night carries a slightly higher risk than driving during the day therefore road users should be extra vigilant. Being more aware of your surroundings and looking thoroughly while driving can help to reduce the risk of an accident. If you have been involved in a night-time road accident and someone else was driving recklessly, you may be entitled to compensation. Should you have sustained injuries then you can get help to make your claim. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with this.
How we can help
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which helps victims of personal injuries, including those caused by road traffic accidents. If you have been involved in an accident which was caused by someone else’s reckless driving or someone has knocked you down when you were crossing the road, we can help you claim compensation for your injuries. Call our free 24-hour helpline to discuss your case with one of our sympathetic advisers. Our ‘no win, no fee’* policy ensures that you will not have to use your own savings to make a claim with us. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown