Common driving mistakes
If you want to avoid a road injury claim in Portsmouth then you need to know what you are doing when it comes to driving. This doesn’t just mean having learned how to drive and having plenty of practice, but also avoiding the common mistakes that many drivers make. Most drivers will find that they make mistakes from time to time, but some mistakes are made frequently by the majority of drivers, and this can lead to accidents. Here are some of the mistakes you are probably making and don’t even realise it.
Even if you are certain that you are paying enough attention, you may be driving distracted and not know it. This could be because your mind is on something else, you are tired or stressed out about something. All of these factors will lead to you not paying 100% attention to the road ahead of you and controlling your vehicle. If you have a hands-free phone headset, or a friend in the car this can also be distracting. Try to do everything you can to stop yourself from becoming distracted.
Not adjusting to the weather
Many an injury claim in Portsmouth has been attributed to drivers not adjusting their driving according to what the weather is doing. Although the process of driving is always the same, the way you approach it must be different depending on what the weather is doing. If you drive on a wet day the same as you would on a bright one then you are putting yourself in danger. Rainy weather means bad visibility and slippery roads, so drivers need to adjust for this.
Changing your mind
Last minute decisions in a car can often lead to accidents if you go through with them. Many drivers will decide to try one route instead of another just as they hit the turn off for it, which means they indicate for a split second before they make the turn and could injure either a pedestrian or hit another vehicle that wasn’t expecting them to make the turn. Similarly, if you are indicating to make a turn then realise it is the wrong turning just as you reach it, make the turn anyway. Any cars behind you could collide with you if you don’t make the turn you are indicating for.
Making an injury claim in Portsmouth
If you are involved in an accident and it is not your fault then you can make an injury claim in Portsmouth through Accident Advice Helpline. All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to speak to one of our friendly, helpful advisors. The team will be happy to process your claim for you, and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. However if the accident was your fault then you may not be able to make an injury claim.
Date Published: 14th September 2013
Author: David Brown