Everyone is in a rush these days. Trying to get from location to location in the fastest time possible just to move on to the next job on the list for the day. Driving recklessly causes accidents. Being in a rush makes drivers go above and beyond speed limits and endanger other drivers on the road. If you were hit by a careless driver you could make claims in Taunton Deane.

Distractions On The Road

As well as the driver themselves other distractions on the road also cause accidents. One factor is the passengers in the vehicle. Whilst in motion the same rules should apply as when travelling by bus or any other mode of transport. The driver should not be disturbed and should be able to concentrate on the road.

If you are the driver of the vehicle insist all passengers buckle up before you move off. This will prevent your passengers moving around and distracting you whilst you are driving. Also any luggage they bring with them must keep clear of any mirrors and the rear window so you have no blind spots.

Preventing Claims In Taunton Deane

In order to prevent claims in Taunton Deane you need to keep control of your vehicle and everything in it. In addition to seatbelts for the passengers you need to minimise your own distractions that could also cause an accident. If you have a mobile phone switch it off. It is against the law to drive whilst using a mobile phone so you don’t need it anyway.

Other distractions include food and drinks. Although they help to keep you going on your journey ask your passenger in the front seat to open up bottles or food wrappers for you so you don’t take your hands or vision away from the road and steering wheel.

Keeping in control of a vehicle is tough when there are so many distractions both inside and out of the vehicle. By following all of the guidelines in order to minimise the chances of an accident you know you have done all that you can.

If you are hit by another driver who was using their mobile phone or driving carelessly you could have a compensation claim. For some advice on how to proceed with a claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a friendly adviser.

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