Cumbria is a beautiful place, as many people who are fortunate enough to have visited it will attest. With lakes such as Lake Ullswater and Lake Windermere to see, not to mention hills and mountains rising up around them, this really is a beautiful place to see and enjoy.
However it also provides you with something of a challenge when it comes to driving. You should always be alert when you are at the wheel but some people tend to underestimate the challenges that can occur daily on Cumbrian roads.
A road accident in Cumbria can be a nasty experience to go through, especially since going off the road here can result in fatalities occurring. Similarly not driving with proper consideration of the conditions – blind bends, sharp turns and gradients are just three of the potential hazards – can lead to disaster.
Unfortunately even if you drive to the best of your ability there is no telling what other drivers will do. You could be driving under the speed limit, taking appropriate actions and making sure you approach the road ahead with proper caution. However if someone else is negligent in their driving duties you could be caught up in an accident you did not cause.
What could happen in a road accident in Cumbria?
The roads in many parts of Cumbria are particularly challenging and not to be taken lightly. Some have steep gradients that will put your driving skills to the test. You might encounter animals on the roads or find you cannot easily see the road ahead due to the brow of a hill or a tight bend.
All these challenges mean drivers need to be even more aware than usual of the road conditions and what is developing around them. If this isn’t the case the odds of having an accident increase sharply.
Have you been the victim of a road accident?
Every day there are people who suffer a road accident of some kind. Whether you have been injured on a Cumbrian road or elsewhere in the country, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline if your accident occurred in the last three years.
We’re here to provide no-obligation advice and our professional injury compensation lawyers are standing by. Make sure you get expert advice today by calling our 24/7 enquiry line. It’s totally free to do so, and it could be the best move you make.
Date Published: 19th November 2014
Author: David Brown