You may be unfamiliar with tachographs but they have an essential role to play in maintaining the safety of our roads today. The graph creates a record of how far the vehicle it is fitted in travels and how fast it travels. Professional drivers – such as coach and lorry drivers for example – are only allowed to drive for a set number of hours before they must take a rest. This could mean some journeys require more than one driver in order for the vehicle to continue from A to B with the minimum of stops.
The presence of a tachograph means there is an accurate record of the most vital information on a journey. It also means the driver cannot break the speed limit or drive for longer than they are legally allowed. If they do the tachograph is proof they have broken the law. As such the roads are much safer than they would otherwise be if the tachograph didn’t exist.
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Driving tired or driving for too long can affect us all. Cars don’t have to have tachographs fitted which means there is more potential for accidents to occur if someone drives for longer than they should. Of course no one should drive if they do not feel up to doing so.
Being involved in any car accident is a harrowing and frightening experience. It doesn’t matter whether you suffer injuries or not, it can still affect you mentally. This is particularly the case if someone else was negligent in their driving and caused the accident to occur. In this case you would have evidence to support a compensation claim, although it is always best to seek the advice of an experienced lawyer in this field.
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Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide information, support and advice on road accidents that could result in compensation. If you have been involved in an accident within the last three years and you believe someone else was to blame, contact AAH now on our free 24/7 enquiry line. We can take the facts and we may be able to support you in bringing a no win, no fee* claim. Don’t leave it a moment longer – you can take our 30-second online test to see whether you have a case to bring before the courts.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown