How to drive safely in the countryside and make car accident claims in Rochford if you do have an accident
Generally, it would be considered easier to drive in the countryside than it is to drive in the city, purely because the pace is much slower and there are fewer cars and pedestrians on the roads, meaning that you have the chance to spot potential problems well in advance in order to avoid them and avoid getting into an accident.
However, if you are used to living in a town or city, it might not be so easy to avoid accidents in the countryside, because you aren’t sure what you are looking out for. Here are some ways that a town or city driver can stay safe on country roads.
- Be aware of animals. Even though on country roads you are far less likely to get stuck in traffic jams and have to deal with other drivers and pedestrians, you do need to be aware that the country is full of animals who will not wait at the side of the road, and could dash in front of you at any time. Make sure that you are driving slowly enough to react if an animal does jump in front of you.
- Use your full beams. Although you shouldn’t do this all the time, when driving on very dark country roads it is important that you are able to see the whole road ahead of you so that you can react if something poses a hazard. If you do see another car coming your way, dip your headlights so that you don’t dazzle them and cause an accident.
- Don’t stop in front of gates. Gates to fields are often where tractors and other farming machinery will get into the field from the road. If you are parked in front of a gate you may be hit by a tractor, which may not see you before it can stop.
Start your car accident claims in Rochford
If you do get into an accident on a country road, you may be able to make car accident claims in Rochford as long as you can prove that the other driver was at fault in your accident. The Accident Advice Helpline should be able to help you with your car accident claims in Rochford, providing you with an experienced injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
To make a start on your car accident claims in Rochford, call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team and get paired with a lawyer. Your lawyer will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 29th November 2014
Author: David Brown