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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Car accident in Highland

    As you drive around the Highland area of Scotland it is sometimes easy to think that you are the only car on the roads. In the more remote regions you may go for miles without seeing another vehicle and you may be lulled into thinking that a car accident in Highland area of Scotland is practically impossible.

    Sadly, this is not the case. Accident Advice Helpline handles many calls every year from clients who have suffered a car accident in Highland area of Scotland. Accident Advice Helpline is the organisation that provides legal help and support to people who want to start a personal injury claim. They can only help people who have been injured in car accidents that were not their own fault. This is the important issue to establish right at the start of the claim.

    Who was at fault for your car accident in Highland area of Scotland?

    Most drivers are well aware that it is illegal to drive whilst using a mobile phone. This is because it causes so much distraction to the driver who is supposed to be concentrating on the road ahead. Some drivers may cause a car accident in Highland area of Scotland because they think that is okay to drive around quiet roads whilst talking on a hand held mobile phone. It is not!

    There is plenty of research to suggest that you are more likely to have a car accident in Highland area of Scotland if you are talking on a mobile phone. One British study conducted in the early 2000s investigated the dangers of using a mobile phone when driving. Twenty participants took part in the study which was conducted using a driving simulator. The study examined the effect of both hand-held and a hands-free mobile phone while driving. The study also looked at the effects of driving while over the UK legal alcohol limit (80mg/100ml, or 0.08). In the first part of the study, the drivers used a hand-held and a hands-free mobile phone to talk to a researcher while driving. In the second part of the study, the drivers consumed a drink containing alcohol or a similar tasting placebo (drink with no alcohol) before driving. This meant that the drivers did not know if they had consumed alcohol or not. Each driver experienced four driving conditions which were

    1. Motorway with moderate traffic conditions
    2. Having to maintaining a safe following distance from a vehicle ahead
    3. Negotiating a bend
    4. Dual carriageway with traffic lights

    This study found that a driver’s reaction times to hazards were on average 30 percent slower when talking on a hand-held mobile phone than when driving under the influence of alcohol, and 50 percent slower than driving without alcohol and not on a phone!

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    Date Published: 12th September 2014

    Author: Sharon Parry

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