A road safety charity appeal has begun after a driver was detected travelling at speeds of 139mph on a 60mph Scottish road. The figures obtained by the Institute for Advanced Motorists indicate that many drivers in the UK are putting their own lives at risk by travelling at such large speeds and are also putting other road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and drivers at risk. The highest speed recorded in Scotland over the past few months was the driver travelling at 139mph and was caught on speed camera. Other speeding drivers were travelling between 114mph and 139mph and were mostly caught on A roads. One incident of speeding was captured by speed camera on a motorway. Other areas of the UK have seen drivers travelling at higher speeds. One was caught driving along the M25 at 149mph and others were travelling at speeds over 130mph. IAM executive Simon Best has stated that many drivers still excessively violate speed laws and more needs to be done to encourage road safety around the UK.
Exercising basic road safety
A road safety charity appeal like this can help raise awareness on the issues still surrounding road safety. Although many people may think they are driving safely, some develop bad driving habits and bad pedestrian habits which could be the difference between having a safe journey home and being involved in an accident. Exercising basic road safety whether you are a passenger, driver, cyclist or pedestrian can help to reduce the risk of an accident occurring which could injure another road user. It can also reduce the risk of fatality on the road, particularly among vulnerable road users. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has been helping personal injury victims for almost 15 years to claim compensation when an accident was someone else’s fault. If you have been involved in a car collision or a road traffic accident and someone else is proven to be negligent, you may be able to win a cash payout to help you cope with your injuries. You may sustain a loss of wages or have costs to pay as a result of the injury which compensation can help with. Call our 24-hour helpline to obtain no-obligation advice regarding your case.
Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown