More than 500 Met Police officers will be testing drivers over a two week period to promote road safety during the World Cup. The road safety clamp down will focus on younger drivers who may have been drinking while watching the World Cup but officers will also be issuing advice and penalty charges when necessary to lorry drivers, cyclists and other motorists. The new move will be the next stage of Operation Safeway which was launched by Transport for London in 2013 after six cyclists tragically died in road accidents over the course of two weeks. The overall aim is to reduce the number of accidents and needless deaths on the road and to raise awareness of safety among cyclists and motorists. By handing out advice to road users and by issuing penalties to those engaging in unsafe driving or unlawful behaviour, it is hoped that the number of accidents will be significantly reduced on London’s busy roads. Accidents on the road can have serious consequences so it is important to be as safe as possible.
Road safety tips to promote road safety
Many people do take road safety very seriously but other drivers may not so there is always a slight risk of an accident occurring. Busy traffic seen at peak times and during occasions like the World Cup can make the risk of an accident occurring increase so road safety awareness should be top priority and a road safety clamp down like this one can make an impact. Drivers may have a few to drink and feel able to drive but it is advised to always stick to the drink-drive limit, no matter how small the journey is. Cyclists should also be aware of motorists and should stick to dedicated cycle lanes. Wearing high visibility clothing at night is advised and protective gear like a helmet should be worn to protect against injury. Should someone else cause an accident on the road and you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation.
Road traffic accident compensation
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which helps victims of road traffic accidents to claim compensation where there is evidence someone else was at fault. If someone crashed into you while on the road or you were the victim of a drunk driver, you may be able to win a substantial cash payout for your injuries if there is evidence of negligence. You will not have to fork out any money upfront as we operate under a no win, no fee* policy and we also offer no-obligation advice via our free 24-hour helpline so give us a call today.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown