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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Saltash

    The seemingly simple manoeuvre of overtaking other vehicles accounts for a high rate of fatalities on the UK’s roads. The act of passing stationary vehicles does not tend to present too many problems. However, the act of overtaking moving vehicles is an entirely different matter, requiring considerable skill and experience.

    Where to overtake

    The road on which you choose to overtake must be free of junctions. If a vehicle emerges from a junction while you are performing an overtaking manoeuvre, your risk of being involved in a road traffic accident will increase sharply.

    To overtake safety, you will require a straight stretch of road that is long enough to enable you to move out, overtake a vehicle and return to your normal driving position as quickly and as carefully as possible. Before overtaking, you must consider oncoming traffic, including the possibility of vehicles emerging from around a bend.

    Where not to overtake

    You should not overtake a vehicle at any of the following spots:

    • Where a vehicle has stopped at a pedestrian crossing
    • Where passengers might be climbing out of vehicles
    • In blind areas, such as bends, corners and near junctions
    • In areas near the exit that you need to take
    • At level crossings

    In the above cases, it is advisable to avoid overtaking and enjoy a slow and safe drive.

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    Dealing with an accident caused by a careless driver

    If you have been involved in an accident involving a careless driver, the process of filing a compensation claim may seem like a daunting task. At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with practical and straightforward advice on pursing a 100% ‘no-win, no-fee’ compensation claim through an accident lawyer in Saltash, enabling you to start your claim without worrying about the financial cost.

    We have a large number of specialist lawyers at our disposal, all of whom possess considerable experience of handling road traffic accident claims. Your case will be dealt with by a fully qualified accident lawyer in Saltash, whose sole aim will be to ensure that you receive full compensation for the injuries and financial losses you have suffered.

    Hiring an accident lawyer in Saltash

    For more information on hiring an accident lawyer in Saltash, please call us now free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and let our trained claims advisers explain the claims process in greater detail.

    Date Published: 9th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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