Despite the fact that seatbelt wearing in the front of a vehicle was made compulsory over 30 years ago, failing to wear a seatbelt is still one of the primary reasons injuries are sustained in road traffic accidents. As one of the Fatal Four, failing to wear a seatbelt can result in serious injury or even death on the road in the event of a collision. Other dangers include driving under the influence of drink or drugs, driving over the speed limit and distractions such as mobile phones. Devon and Cornwall police are gathering information to share with TISPOL and other agencies in order to improve the safety attitudes on the roads in the area. The Roads Policing Unit Inspector Richard Pryce has stated that research has shown the benefits of wearing a seatbelt therefore everyone should be wearing one while driving or while a passenger in a vehicle to reduce the risk of injury.
Taking extra care on the roads
The Fatal Four causes of injuries and accidents on the road are the primary road safety concerns and many people still fail to take heed of the warnings given by police and other authorities. Not wearing a seatbelt could result in death or very serious injury and is a simple precaution which can be used to protect yourself should a collision occur. In addition, avoiding distractions such as mobile phones can improve attention on the road. Keeping under the speed limit and driving carefully while in difficult road or weather conditions can also reduce the risks of accident. If you have been involved in an accident that is the fault of another person, you may be entitled to a compensation payout.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which helps victims of accidents and injuries to claim for compensation. Should you be involved in an accident which is the fault of another road user and you have sustained injuries despite taking precautions, you may be entitled to a cash payout to help you cope with your suffering. Give our free 24-hour helpline a call to discuss your case with an advisor or contact us via our website. Our no win, no fee** policy ensures your own finances are protected should you decide to pursue your claim with us.
Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown