How to be safe as a woman driving alone
You don’t have to just watch out for a Bathgate car accident when you are a woman driving alone. Women in cars on their own need to be extra vigilant about thieves and attackers on the road, as they are a much more vulnerable proposition. Many criminals are opportunists, so as a woman driving alone you don’t put up much of a challenge for someone who wants to rob or attack you. For this reason, even when you are on the road, you should be thinking about your personal safety as well as trying to avoid a Bathgate car accident.
- Keep valuables out of sight. As previously mentioned, thieves are opportunists, and if you place your valuables on the seat next to you then you are offering them a clear view of what they could get if they break into your car. As a lone woman, the fact that you are sitting next to your valuables will not deter them.
- Lock all doors and windows. Some thieves gain access to vehicles when they are stopped at traffic lights. Make sure that your doors and windows are locked so that no one can get in with you. If you must open a window in the summer, only open your own window, and only an inch or so.
- Be wary. Some criminals will signal to you that there is something wrong with your car to get you to pull over. try to drive to a safe place with lots of witnesses before you stop, or if you cannot hear or see anything wrong, continue to drive on instead of stopping.
- Don’t give lifts to strangers. Even if someone seems to be legitimately in need, as a lone woman it is not worth your while letting them get into your car. Keep driving and if they really do need help they will find it from someone else.
If you do have a Bathgate car accident and want to claim compensation
It is easy to claim compensation after a Bathgate car accident as long as you have evidence which proves that you were not at fault. A police report will do this, as will any report made at the scene or witness statements. If you have this information, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what happened, and why you feel that you are eligible for compensation.
If the team agrees with you, you will be passed over to an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will also work on your behalf, so that you won’t have to face your attacker in court.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown