It’s an unfortunate fact that even though the United Kingdom has some of the safest roads in the world, there are still an overwhelming number of accidents that occur on our roads, including in Boston and other areas in and around Lincolnshire. Driver error is the most common cause of accident, most often due to drivers failing to look properly while using the road.
Due to this, driver negligence claims in Boston are not uncommon. If you’ve been injured on the road and want to find out more about making a claim, why not contact us today?
There are a number of things that you can do right now to reduce the number of potential accidents on the road, as well as to avoid becoming one of the statistics for road traffic accidents in the United Kingdom today and to avoid the need for making car accident claims in Boston in the first place.
1) Slow down
It may seem obvious that speeding is responsible for a great many accidents on the road; what may not be so obvious is that it’s not always because the driver was going over the speed limit for a given area. In fact, many accidents occur because the driver is failing to drive at a speed appropriate for the area: for example, when taking a turn, it’s possible to be under the speed limit but still be going too fast to be able to execute the turn safely.
As such, slowing down to give yourself more time to react to conditions on the road is a great way of reducing the potential for accidents on the road.
2) Keep distance between yourself and other road users
It’s important to ensure that you have sufficient space between yourself and any vehicle in front of you while driving – driving too close to the rear of another car can mean that if the other car brakes suddenly, you’ll be unable to react quickly enough to brake to a stop.
It’s also very important to ensure that you give cyclists enough space on the road, too – don’t drive too close to them, and allow them sufficient room to manuever.
3) Stay vigilant of the space around your car
One of the best ways to avoid accidents is to ensure that you aren’t just looking ahead at all times; looking over to check your rear-view and side mirrors regularly will keep you aware of any approaching or overtaking vehicles or cyclists, and can help you stay aware of your blind spot, too.
Making driver negligence claims in Boston
If, in spite of your care and attention as a road user or pedestrian, you are injured in a road accident which was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you make driver negligence claims in Boston.
To find out more, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th November 2014
Author: David Brown