Police forces in Kent are holding a speed enforcement day in the area and have warned van drivers as well as other road users to be careful while driving or face the penalty. The initiative is being held as part of a larger campaign called European Speed Week and is focussing on drivers in commercial vehicles under 7.5 tonnes. In particular, speeding drivers will be targeted by the campaign run by Kent police officers and the Safety Camera Partnership. A combination of techniques are going to be used to enforce action including safety camera vans, unmarked vehicles and police motorcycles. Roadside detection will also be used as part of the crackdown. Roads targeted include those where the speed limit is lower for commercial and heavy goods vehicles. Single and dual carriageway roads have a normal speed limit of 60mph or 70mph but this is reduced to 50mph and 60mph. It is thought that some drivers may not be aware of the reduced speed limits in certain areas and for certain vehicles but police have stated that many ignore the speed limit despite being aware of it.
Large vehicle users and vulnerable road users
Van drivers and other large vehicle drivers should show extra caution on the road, particularly around vulnerable pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. Being aware of the surroundings and driving carefully can help drivers of large vehicles to spot a vulnerable road user before an accident occurs. Cyclists and pedestrians can also be responsible and avoid driving too close behind or at the side of such a vehicle in case of entering the vehicle’s blind spot. Although many show caution, stick to the speed limit and drive carefully on the road, many drivers are not so vigilant. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a road accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to win a cash payout.
Winning your compensation claim
Good representation can help your compensation claim go more smoothly and can increase your chances of winning a cash payout for any injury sustained in a road accident. Provided there is evidence that someone else was negligent on the road, you may be able to win a cash sum with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm which specialises in personal injury claims and we offer no-obligation advice when you call our free 24-hour helpline. Our no win, no fee* policy ensures that you will not suffer financially if you make your claim with us.
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown