How to avoid a car crash on winter roads
In the winter, driving can become much more difficult, as conditions on the road become more hazardous, and you are far more likely to run into difficulty. In winter, there is more likely to be ice, snow and rain, as well as fog which can make it very difficult to see the road around you. On top of this, it gets dark much earlier in the winter, and is dark late into the morning, so you will have to be more confident about driving in the dark. On wintery roads, there are a few precautions you can take to ensure that you and your car stay safe, and that you avoid a car crash in West Oxfordshire.
- Look out for dark areas of road. If you can see a spot where the sun never touches the road, then this is far more likely to be icy and cause an accident. Look out for bridges and overpasses, as well as areas which are shaded.
- Be wary of the bottom of hills. At the bottom of a hill there is a chance that any rain or water has run down the hill and settled at the bottom. These areas are very likely to be icy when it is extremely cold.
- Test your brakes. You do not need to do this constantly, but check your brakes from time to time whilst you are driving to check what your grip on the road is like. This will help you to avoid an accident in an icy spot that you may not have noticed.
- Leave extra room on hills. If you must drive up a hill in icy weather then you should be aware that your car is more likely to slip. If your car does slip and there are cars too close to you then you risk causing an accident. Leave more space for this reason.
Can you claim compensation for your car crash in West Oxfordshire?
You can only claim compensation for a car crash in West Oxfordshire if you can prove that the other driver was to blame. If the condition of the road was what caused your accident, then you are much less likely to be able to make a claim for compensation, as this isn’t really anyone’s fault.
To find out whether or not you are able to claim compensation for your accident, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your West Oxfordshire car accident and what you believed caused it. The team can help you to process a claim, with experienced injury lawyers working on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. These lawyers also work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose!
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown