Visiting new countries always involves some exploring, which means walking around, cycling or taking a drive to see the local landmarks. Tourist roads are often very busy, especially during high season and the summer months, therefore careful driving is the best way to avoid getting in an accident. There may be an abundance of cyclists, particularly on scenic routes and country roads, therefore drivers can help avoid injuries by staying aware of this and by being courteous to cyclists. There may also be pedestrians on the roads, especially if there are limited walkways and paths nearby. Keep under the speed limit to ensure that you can suddenly stop if necessary.
If you are travelling on a tourist route in a rural area, bear in mind that animals may be lurking in the woodland areas surrounding the road. Again, be prepared to stop suddenly if an animal runs out onto the road. Avoiding distractions also helps you to stay aware and avoiding making poor decisions on the road can help you to avoid being involved in a road traffic accident. However, if you have been safe on the road and you are involved in a tourist route accident anyway, you may be entitled to compensation if someone else was at fault.
Driving dangerously in busy traffic
Tourist routes are likely to be extremely busy, particularly when there is an event being held nearby or the route is on the way to a popular attraction. During busy periods, speeding can cause a fatal accident or can cause serious injuries to someone else who may be crossing the road or cycling. If you have been driving safely and are involved in a tourist route accident, you may be able to win a cash payout if the accident was due to someone else’s reckless driving and behaviour.
Getting help with your claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation claims. We can assist you in making a compensation claim when you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was someone else’s fault. For no-obligation advice, you can call our free 24-hour helpline or, if you are short on time, just contact us using our online form and we will get back to you at a time that suits you. Our no win, no fee* policy ensures that you do not have to suffer financially in order to claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown