Powys as a county has the greatest proportion of young people who are involved in road and traffic in accidents in Wales, and that’s despite the fact that Powys is generally more rural and has a greater number of country roads than other more urban or metropolitan areas.
Rural areas like Powys are often mistakenly thought to have much safer roads than larger urban areas, but statistics have shown that this is not always the case; as a matter of fact, around 60% of the people who are killed in road accidents in the U.K. are killed on country roads. Because of this, it’s important that people – especially younger drivers – be aware of how to prevent accidents on the roads of Powys.
Tips for driving on county roads
- Slow down when approaching bends in the road. You may not always be sure how sharp the turn will be, and if the road is uneven, it might even be difficult to see vehicles, cyclists, animals or people walking around the corner.
- Take care driving at night. Country roads are often very poorly illuminated at night, so it’s important that drivers take their time while driving on country roads at night, even ones which they may be very familiar with.
- Make sure you stay in control of your speed and spacing. You should be able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear ahead of you if you are forced to brake, and you should always make sure there’s enough space between you and any other vehicle when you’re overtaking on the road.
- Keep an eye out for wild animals or shepherded animals on the road. Animals can spring out onto the road at any time, the shock of which might cause you to brake or swerve suddenly. Keep a handle on your speed and stay aware of any signs on the road that indicates there may be animals nearby.
Making a car accident claim in Powys
If the worst should happen and, despite the steps above, you are involved in an accident on the roads of Powys, you may be entitled to claim compensation from a car accident claim in Powys. So long as you were injured in a car accident in Powys that happened less than three years ago, and which someone else was responsible for, you might be eligible to claim.
You can take our 30 second test on our website today to get an estimate for how much compensation you could gain if your car accident claim in Powys is successful.
When you’re ready to talk more about starting a new claim with Accident Advice Helpline, one of the largest U.K. law firms specialising in personal injury law, call 0800 689 0500 free from your landline, or call 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 22nd November 2014
Author: David Brown