At Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with many claims for injury that has been suffered in road traffic accidents every year. Many of these happen at night.
Do you really need to drive at night?
If you’ve made any plans that involve driving at night, any accident lawyer in Dorset would advise you to set off earlier, or postpone your journey until the following day.
But if you really must drive at night, you can cut your risk of getting into an accident that leads to injury by following a few steps. These may seem like basic, common sense things to do, but it’s worth mentioning them, because there’s always the chance that you might not have considered one or two of the points.
Tips on night driving
1) Plan your journey properly. Read the map before you go and make sure you know which junctions you need to take on the motorway, and which turn-offs you need. Work out how long it will take you to get to your destination and make sure you allow plenty of time for the journey.
2) Don’t drive when you’d normally be in bed. If you usually retire at midnight, don’t start a 70-mile journey at 11.30 pm. You could find it difficult to stay awake.
3) Are you taking passengers? If they have a licence and they are insured to drive your car, let them take some of the strain.
4) Allow time for breaks. You should pull into a service station at least once every two hours. When you’re there, get out of the car and stretch your legs. Have a drink of water and a healthy snack. Have some tea or coffee. It’s important that you refuel your body and take a break from the monotony of the road.
5) Don’t drink and drive. This should go without saying, but people still get pulled over for being over the limit. At Accident Advice Helpline, we say it’s best to stay away from alcohol completely if you’re going to drive!
Contact an accident lawyer in Dorset
If you do end up in an accident on the road at night, even though you’ve been as careful as possible, then it could be because you’re unfortunate to encounter a driver who isn’t as sensible as you are.
If the other driver has caused the accident and you get injured in it, you could make a claim through an accident lawyer in Dorset – and all you have to do to get started is call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline and give your details to the adviser who answers your call. If you’ve got a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993 – or text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
We look forward to helping you to claim through a ‘no win, no fee’ lawyer. Why not call us now?