Road death statistics have shown that the number of deaths on the roads of Surrey has not decreased for the past year meaning that Surrey has fallen behind the national trend. Over Britain as a whole, the number of deaths on the road has decreased by 2.3% showing that Surrey has some catching up to do.
In 2012, there were a total of 18 fatalities on Surrey’s roads; a number which stayed the same in 2013. However, in some areas of the country, there have been increases in the number of road fatalities indicating that many areas need to make road safety improvements. Birmingham saw a rise from 57 to 62 road deaths over 2012 and 2013 and the number of road deaths in Hampshire rose from 33 to 46 in the same time period.
The road safety charity Brake has stated that improvements need to be made to make the country’s roads safer for drivers and pedestrians, and that some government involvement may help. A zero-tolerance drink drive limit could be introduced according to Brake and a 20mph speed limit could also assist in the prevention of accidents and fatalities.
How to stay safe on the roads
Simple road safety can be the simplest way to prevent and avoid accidents which could cause someone an injury or could cause a fatality. Always being aware of your surroundings while driving, and avoiding using mobile phones when on the road, are good ways to start and could prevent a serious accident. Remember there are vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians who also have the right to use the roads safely. Should you be a driver, pedestrian, cyclist or passenger who has been injured in a road accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Call a compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline for assistance. Our helpline is available on 0800 689 0500.
Starting your road traffic claim
Our expert team is on hand to help you in making a claim when you suffer an injury from an accident that is someone else’s fault. Where there is evidence that someone was negligent on the road and you have been hurt, we can help you win a cash payout which may cover any medical costs or loss of wages sustained as a result of the accident. Everyone has the right to be safe when on the road therefore you have the right to claim compensation where someone has made the roads unsafe.
Our no win, no fee* policy also means that you can only benefit financially from making your claim with us.
Source: Get Surrey
Date Published: July 22, 2014
Author: David Brown