Road traffic accidents can be much more serious on duel carriageways or on motorways due to the high speeds. There is a high chance of serious injuries or even fatalities when there is a crash on a busy, high-speed road like a dual carriageway. Normal road safety rules should apply when travelling on a high-speed road but drivers should also be extra alert to look out for potential hazards.
Adjust your speed to ensure that you are able to anticipate any emergency or hazard that you may come across and also adjust your speed to suit the conditions. In icy or foggy weather the roads may be slippy or there may be low visibility so lower your speed to compensate for this.
It is also protocol to stay in the left lane for driving and use the right lane for overtaking or turning right. If there is another driver attempting to get onto the carriageway, check your mirrors and signal to move into the right lane if it is safe to do so.
This ensures that drivers entering the carriageway do not have to slow down which could cause an accident if other road users suddenly have to slow down or stop. If you have suffered dual carriageway injuries because another driver was travelling at dangerous speeds or made a reckless decision, you could be entitled to compensation where there is evidence of this negligent behaviour.
Road traffic accidents
Motorway and dual carriageway accidents can be fatal due to the high speeds and abundance of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The accident can also involve a number of drivers which could leave several people seriously injured.
If you have been suffered dual carriageway injuries because of a driver who was speeding or entered the carriageway when it was not safe to do so, you could be entitled to compensation for your accident. You can get help and representation if you get in touch with our team at Accident Advice Helpline.
What we can do to help
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a team of in-house solicitors and expert advisers who can point you in the right direction if you are seeking personal injury compensation.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident which was caused by a negligent driver or road user, you could be entitled to a cash payout for your injuries.
You can see how successful your claim is likely to be by entering some details about your case into our 30-second online test. Alternatively, you can give our team a call for no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen