Many people suffer injuries in road traffic accidents in Ipswich, and elsewhere, whereby drivers have jumped the traffic lights. It’s a serious driving offence and can lead to 3 penalty points being put on your license, and a fixed cash penalty being collected which has recently risen from £60 to £100 per fine. The maximum fine however, depending on the circumstances and seriousness of the offence, is £1000!
The traffic light cameras near Fosse Park, Leicester
Many traffic lights are now guarded by cameras whose job it is to take a snap of any vehicle crossing the lights when they are on red. The busiest traffic light cameras in England are the ones installed at the traffic light junction on the A563 on Soar Valley Way, near Fosse Park just outside Leicester. In 2012 (we don’t yet have any figures for 2013), these cameras snapped 4,730 motorists jumping the lights.
Accidents and injuries happen for the sake of just three or four minutes
There are dangerous consequences to jumping red lights, according to a spokesman of the road safety charity, “Brake”. An ex-driving instructor who works as a volunteer with the charity is reported as saying that people who jump red lights only save themselves three or four minutes at the most. By trying to save such an insignificant amount of time, these drivers run the risk of causing serious accidents that can result in significant personal injuries; injuries which can be both physically and mentally traumatic.
Launching personal injury claims for road traffic accidents in Ipswich via Accident Advice Helpline
Anyone who has been injured in a road traffic accident in Ipswich that were caused by drivers jumping a set of traffic lights is both morally and legally entitled to be compensated, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help them to secure the money they could be awarded.
Using Accident Advice Helpline’s HOW MUCH compensation calculator
AAH’s website is home to our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. Anyone wishing to find out how much compensation they could be awarded for the injury they’ve sustained, before they actually launch their claim, can visit our website and use this feature free of charge. All anyone has to do is to answer four simple questions by selecting the appropriate answers from the drop-down boxes provided, and if the claim is deemed to be valid, an estimate will be issued within just 30 seconds.
Our no win no fee service is recommended by Esther Rantzen
In 14 years that we’ve been trading, we here at Accident Advice Helpline have helped thousands of people to obtain compensation for injuries they suffered from road traffic accidents. The no win no fee service that we offer comes highly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
To find out more about how we can help you to secure any compensation you may be owed, visit our website, or have a chat to one of our experienced advisers by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: Emma Matthews