Car accident in Poole


You may have noticed several things at the scene of your recent car accident in Poole. Despite the fact that you may have been shocked and in some pain you may have already made a note that the accident was caused by another driver. You may be making the decision to call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can and get some advice on how you start a personal injury claim for a car accident in Poole.

Accident Advice Helpline can provide a comprehensive legal package of support for people who have been injured in car accidents and who need to start personal injury claims. They are a well-respected legal firm – endorsed by Esther Rantzen – the TV consumer affairs guru.

Whilst you are looking around the accident scene and making a note of witness contact details it may be useful to note whether the driver that caused the accident had any passengers. There has been some interesting research about the role that passengers may or may not play in driver distraction.

Driver distraction from passengers and your recent car accident in Poole

Can a passenger distracting a driver ultimately cause a car accident in Poole? This is a very difficult question to answer. We all drive around with passengers in our cars every day and we all talk to them and it does not result in a car accident in Poole or anywhere else so is the subject worth researching at all? Some scientists obviously think so because there has been some research into this in the area of road safety. Some researchers are concerned that a passenger could become a source of distraction to a driver if they become involved in an argument or even in a very intense conversation that requires the driver to turn around or think very intensely.

Some drivers have been known to turn away from the road in order to console a passenger and this may be more likely if that passenger is a child. There has been very little research on this effect alone but in some research into distraction among young drivers the role of passengers has been considered in more detail.

Research in this area has concluded that having passengers in the car increases a young driver’s risk of having a road traffic accident. It is thought that the verbal interaction (talking, laughing, teasing) and the physical interaction with passengers may lead to the young driver not concentrating fully on their driving. It is very dangerous for any driver to not concentrate fully on their driving but it could be especially dangerous for an inexperienced driver who really needs to be focussing fully on the road at all times.

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