Accident Advice Helpline has processed many car collision claims in Renfrew whereby we’ve successfully obtained appropriate compensation on behalf of our clients. Some accidents were caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit, some were caused by drink driving, and some were also caused by drivers who failed to stop at stop signs.
Stop signs versus Give Way signs
Stop signs are positioned for the safety of all road users. Here in the UK we actually tend to have less Stop signs than any other countries. In many instances, where circumstances permit, we use Give Way signs instead, which allow drivers to proceed if they believe it is safe to do so. Stop signs are used at more critical junctions and it’s required by law that any driver approaching one must stop. It is obligatory and not optional. Unfortunately, some drivers think they know better and instead of stopping, they move out into the junction if they think it’s clear.
Running a Stop sign is inherently dangerous
Because some junctions are deemed to be more dangerous, (hence the siting of Stop signs), if drivers do proceed without stopping, they are not only breaking the law, they are risking not only their own lives and safety, but the lives and safety of other drivers too.
You must stop before the solid white line at a Stop sign
The Highway Code uses the terms “must” and “should”. In the context of road signs, “should” is used in an advisory capacity, whereas “must” is a positive instruction. It is a rule or law. Where Stop signs are situated at junctions, drivers must stop in front of the solid white line at least once. They must then only proceed when it is safe to do so. The same also applies to cyclists, although many do often try and creep past. It is a dangerous practice.
Launching car collision claims in Renfrew via Accident Advice Helpline
Many people have been injured in car accident claims in Renfrew over the years through other drivers taking chances at Stop signs. If you’ve been injured in such an accident through no fault of your own, you are entitled to claim compensation, and you can use the no win, no fee services we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline to do so.
Take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test
The easiest way of finding out how much compensation you might be awarded is to take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test. Answer 4 simple questions relating to your injury and the calculator will check the details you supply against its database. If it believes you have a legitimate claim it will indicate how much compensation you should be awarded. The exercise only takes about 30 seconds on average.
For assistance call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile, and remember – our services come highly recommended by well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. It’s easy to make car collision claims in Renfrew when you work with us.