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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

    Rural speed limits should be cut according to campaigners

    By David Brown on November 11, 2014

    The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England has highlighted the potential dangers of speed limits in force on rural roads. They say rural speed limits have made the roads deadlier than ever, and their claim is supported by the latest statistics concerning the number of deaths occurring on these roads as opposed to on motorways. Proportionately more deaths have happened on rural roads than on motorways, which many people assume are more dangerous.

    Another road safety campaign has recently been launched called Think!, so the timing of the campaigner’s announcement has come at a very good time indeed. They believe there is an assumption that the 60mph rural speed limits have lulled drivers into a false sense of security. They believe many drivers assume it is perfectly safe to drive at that speed on those roads, even though the reality is very far removed from this. Tight bends, various unexpected hazards such as slow-moving farm machinery and even animals in the roads can all lead to accidents when other vehicles are travelling far too fast for the conditions. They are hoping a reduction in the speed limit to 50mph would help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on these roads.

    How dangerous is it to drive faster in rural areas?

    Rural areas are often governed by the national speed limit for those roads. This is typically 60mph. However this is the maximum speed and very often it is advisable and much safer to travel at a lower speed than this. Unfortunately many drivers do not do this and end up causing accidents which can so easily be serious or fatal. Higher speeds also mean the roads become more dangerous for cyclists, not to mention pedestrians who are trying to cross them safely wherever they can.

    Have rural speed limits left you recovering from an accident?

    It is important to have evidence of negligence if you are going to consider bringing a no win, no fee claim for compensation following a road accident. However whether you think you have evidence or not, speak to the professional injury compensation lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline today and find out the facts. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always ready and open to take your call, so get in touch now to find out what you need to know. You could be entitled to compensation.

    Source: Daily Mail 

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    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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