Many people suffer injuries in road traffic accidents in Ipswich, and elsewhere, where drivers have jumped the traffic lights. It’s a serious driving offence and can lead to 3 penalty points being put on your licence, and a fixed 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.
Traffic light cameras
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, the most recent figures available, 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.
Personal injury claims for road traffic accidents in Ipswich
Anyone who has been injured in a road traffic accident in Ipswich that was caused by a driver 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 compensation calculator
This website is home to our 30-second 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 the 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 advisors by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.