How to be safe driving along dark country roads, and make a car accident claim against another driver
You are perfectly safe driving along dark country roads as long as you know how to adapt your driving to suit this kind of road, so that you are not trying to drive in the same way that you would along a brightly lit motorway. Remember that country roads may have a lot less cars on the road, meaning that you have less obstacles, but they are also much darker, often with no lighting whatsoever, so it can be hard to see what is up ahead of you. On top of this, country roads often wind a lot more than other main roads, meaning that you never quite know what is just around the corner.
- Turn your lights on. This should be obvious but it is surprising how common it is for drivers to forget to put their lights on when they are on the road. Make sure that as soon as the sun starts to go down you put your lights on, and even if it is daylight, you should always put your lights on if it starts to rain heavily.
- Use your full beams periodically. When you are on country roads, you might find that your standard headlights aren’t providing you with enough light to see the road ahead of you. In this case you can put your full beams on to light up the whole road, but as soon as you see another car in front of you you should revert to your standard headlights to avoid dazzling them.
- Take your time. Don’t go too slowly on any road where you can’t see very well, or where there are lots of twists and turns. If you can’t see around a corner then any cars around that corner won’t be able to see you. If you are driving at a slower pace you will be able to react if you suddenly come across another vehicle, pedestrian or animal.
Making car accident claims in Solihull
If you have an accident on a country road, you may be able to make car accident claim in Solihull. You will need to prove that someone else was at fault for your accident in order to make car accident claims in Solihull, but this should be simple with the aid of an experienced injury lawyer who is willing to work with you and on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about the possibility of making a car accident claim in Solihull, and decide whether or not you want to make a claim of your own, based on how likely it is that a claim will be successful.
Date Published: 27th November 2014
Author: David Brown