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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 Saltdean

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Saltdean

    When using the roads, it is important to stay alert at all times. This means that you have to avoid a wide range of distractions – events or objects that prevent you from operating your car safely.

    Types of driver distractions

    There are two main types of driver distractions:

    Physical distractions

    Physical distractions include actions you may perform as a driver, actions your passengers may perform and distractions outside of your vehicle. They divert your attention away from road, posing a risk to your safety. Common physical distractions include:

    • Roadside events, such as road works and accident scenes
    • Personal grooming activities
    • Eating and drinking
    • Flying insects
    • Mobile phones
    • Satellite navigation devices
    • Radios and CD players
    • Passengers

    Psychological distractions

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    Psychological distractions may cause you to become less attentive towards hazards on the road. They may also reduce your tolerance of other drivers. Common psychological distractions include strong emotions, such as anger and grief, and tiredness.

    Avoiding distractions

    To avoid distractions, you must:

    • Stay focused at all times
    • Refrain from reading maps or newspapers whilst driving
    • Conduct personal grooming activities before taking to the roads or after reaching your destination
    • Remind passengers of your need to avoid distractions
    • Ensure that children are properly restrained before you take to the roads
    • Provide children with activities that will enable them to occupy themselves while you are driving
    • Refrain from eating and drinking while driving
    • Avoid using mobile phones when driving

    Driver distractions – a common cause of road traffic accidents

    If you have been injured in a road traffic accident caused by a distracted driver, you should contact an accident lawyer in Saltdean as soon as possible. All it takes is a free phone call to Accident Advice Helpline and you will receive honest legal advice from our friendly personal injury team.

    Suffered a road traffic accident? You will require an accident lawyer in Saltdean

    If you have a case for compensation, we will assign your claim to a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ accident lawyer in Saltdean, which means that you will not have to worry about the cost of pursuing your claim. When you hand your case over to an accident lawyer in Saltdean, you will be able to rest assured that your claim is in capable hands. Our personal injury team have considerable experience of handling road accident claims, so let our insider knowledge help you during your time of need.

    Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.