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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Health and Safety News

    Country road crashes are far more dangerous than those on motorways

    By David Brown on November 11, 2014

    Startling new research has revealed that road accidents on country roads are far more dangerous than ones that occur on motorways. Despite what most of us might think, country road crashes are responsible for nearly two-thirds of all the deaths that occurred on our roads in the last year. This statistic comes despite the fact that rural roads only carry just over half of the traffic on all roads in the previous year.

    Furthermore, the number of deaths occurring on rural roads is on the increase. Last year saw a three percent rise in deaths on these roads, whereas the total deaths on all roads in Britain actually fell by two percent.

    This is one of the reasons why a new campaign has been launched to highlight the different kinds of dangers that can be present on rural roads. The national speed limit is usually in force on roads like these, and yet it does not mean it is safe to travel at that speed. Hopefully the campaign will help to reduce the numbers and make people more aware of the dangers that can occur in these areas.

    How serious can country road crashes be?

    They can quite simply be fatal. Every year people lose their lives on these roads, as we have learned above. Most commonly people are involved in accidents because they have lost control, normally because they are driving too fast for the road conditions ahead of them. If we can all become more alert and reduce our speed where appropriate, it could save many thousands of lives needlessly lost each and every year. This in turn would save a lot of families a lot of heartache.

    Seek professional no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline now

    If you were the innocent party in an accident you believe was someone else’s fault, it may lead to a no win, no fee* compensation claim. Your accident must have occurred within the last three years but if this is the case, call us today. Our 24/7 enquiry line is always open and is completely free to use. You could be just one phone call away from determining the chances of getting compensated for an accident that was not your fault. Isn’t it worth giving us a call now to get more information and advice from professional injury compensation lawyers?

    Source: BBC 

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    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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