Simple road safety
Staying safe on the road is as much to do with your own safety skills as it is to do with other drivers. Of course, accidents do happen as a result of reckless driving from others, and in these situations you may want to claim compensation. You should be able to claim for any damage on their insurance, but you should also be careful about keeping yourself safe in your car. Here are some of the simplest road safety tips you can follow to ensure that you are always safe in your car:
- Look at the road. This does not mean simply looking straight in front of you, but checking all angles around your car as often as possible. This will help you to identify possible problems before they happen, whether this is cars coming up too close from behind or pulling out suddenly from the side of you. Check your side mirrors and rear view mirror every few minutes to make sure that you are safe.
- Wear a seatbelt. Although this may be mentioned a lot, as a safety measure it cannot be overstated. If you are in an accident, a seatbelt can take your accident from fatal to serious, saving your life.
- Stay alert. Make sure that you are sober and well rested whenever you get into your car. No matter how well you know the route or how short the journey, you must never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking or are drowsy. Call a taxi instead.
- Stay away from other cars. This simply means not pulling in too close to the car in front of you. You should stay about a car’s length away from the car in front during good weather and further back in bad weather conditions. You need to give yourself time to react and brake if something happens, so that you don’t crash into the car in front.
If you need an injury lawyer in Rowington
If you are in an accident that was clearly the fault of the other driver, then you may want to claim compensation for your injuries through an injury lawyer in Rowington. To find the best injury lawyer in Rowington possible, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to someone who can help.
You will talk through the details of your accident with our friendly, helpful team, who will let you know if you have a good case for compensation. If you do, then you will be passed onto an injury lawyer in Rowington who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Your injury lawyer in Rowington will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis and you shouldn’t have to go to court, so you have nothing to lose!
Date Published: 23rd October 2013
Author: David Brown