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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Decrease in the number of South Yorkshire traffic collisions

    By David Brown on July 22, 2014

    The number of South Yorkshire traffic collisions has seen a significant drop according to a new report. A new road safety initiative lead by the Fire Service and Safer Roads partnership has helped to contribute to the drop and has improved road safety education across the country. A series of events held across the UK have been informing motorists on the main causes of road traffic accidents including speeding, distractions such as mobile phones and drink driving.

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have attended 22 road traffic accident scenes over the month of June whereas they attended an average of 29 incidents in June every year since 2011. The Fire and Rescue service has been visiting supermarkets and various shopping centres to deliver the advice and is thought to have played a role in reducing the number of road traffic accident casualties in the area. Drivers are advised to avoid alcohol when driving, keep to speed limits to avoid serious injury in the event of a collision and to keep a safe distance from other drivers when on the road.

    How to prevent road traffic accidents

    Although the number of South Yorkshire traffic collisions has decreased, it is still important to stay vigilant on the road to ensure that these numbers stay down. This means keeping to speed limits, ensuring you are in a fit state to drive and staying aware of what is going on around you. Wear any safety equipment if you ride a bicycle or a motorcycle and always follow traffic signals. Keep your mobile phone out of your reach to avoid distractions. Many people are aware of road safety but some drivers may still be unsafe on the road. This means the risk of a crash occurring will increase and there could be a fatality. If you have been involved in a car accident, whether you were a pedestrian, a driver, a passenger or a cyclist, you can make a claim for compensation when the accident was the fault of someone else.

    Filing a road traffic collision claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is available to call 24 hours a day so you can contact us any time to start the claims process. We will offer you no-obligation advice regarding your claim and we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so you won’t have to pay anything upfront to make a claim. If there is evidence that someone else was at fault for a road traffic accident and you were injured as a result, we could win you a cash sum to help you financially during this time. This can go towards the cost of living, the loss of wages you may sustain and any medical costs you may have. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Source: Doncaster Free Press

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