Some car accident claims in Ashfield happen because motorists don’t keep their windscreen washer reservoirs topped up with good quality windscreen wash solution. Plain water will work but only to a certain extent.
The problem of road traffic film
The problem with using plain water as a cleaning agent is that is doesn’t deal very effectively with what is known as “road traffic film”. Road traffic film accumulates on car windows, and especially car windscreens, as a result of spray thrown out by vehicles tyres. It is this spray that is the ultimate cause of some of the car accident claims in Ashfield.
Vehicle tyre design
The tread of road vehicle tyres is designed the way it is for two reasons. Firstly to grip the road and give a vehicle traction with the road surface; and secondly to carry away any excess water that can otherwise cause a vehicle to aqua-plane. As this water is carried away it gets thrown up into the air before either landing back on the ground, or falling onto the windscreens and windows of other vehicles. But it’s not just plain water of course.
Road traffic film and car accident claims in Ashfield
The road surface is covered with various contaminants by way of oil, petrol, diesel and dirt. This mixes with any rainfall to create road traffic film, and it is this film that that ends up on windscreens. If vehicles’ windscreen reservoirs just have plain water in them, when applied to windscreens it may clear some of the dirt, but it also smears the road traffic film across the windscreen. This interferes with road visibility and is attributed as being a factor in some car accident claims in Ashfied.
Visibility at night
Night driving is another factor that has to be taken into consideration with a few road accident claims in Ashfield. When windscreens are smeared with road traffic film because the windscreen wash fluid is either plain water or cheap, ineffective solution, the headlights of oncoming vehicles get refracted by the film making it virtually impossible for drivers to see the road clearly.
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Date Published: 30th November 2014