Safe driving does not happen automatically. According to the Transport Research Laboratory, most drivers only concentrate for 25% of their driving time, which means that three in four drivers are at risk of failing to identify hazards on the roads.
Accident Advice Helpline is a national law firm; we deal with clients across the country and are able to offer over a decade of experience to support you if you have had an accident.
If you want to stay safe, you will need to spot distracted drivers and protect yourself from the dangers they pose. By following these three simple tips, you will help yourself to stay out of harm’s way:
- Keep your distance
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common forms of road traffic accidents – but the good news is, you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim. By managing the space around you, you will be able to protect yourself from nasty accidents on the roads.
- Anticipate the actions of other road users
If you fail to see possible dangers, you will not be able to take steps to avoid them. In addition to observing the behaviours of your fellow motorists, you should anticipate the road ahead.
- Watch out for road signs
Road signs and markings are essential to your safety, with most road improvements reflecting past collisions. As a general rule of thumb, the greater the number of signs, the greater the dangers posed by the road you are travelling on.
Dealing with the aftermath of a road traffic accident in Sedgley
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident in Sedgley, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. As with all accident claims, you would need to work with an accident lawyer in Sedgley to prove that you were not responsible for your injury. You can visit our website and take the 30-second test to find out if you are able to make a claim, and also see how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Contacting an accident lawyer in Sedgley
To determine your eligibility to compensation, you can call Accident Advice Helpline for honest legal advice on 0800 689 0500. If we feel you have a claim, we will match you up with an experienced accident lawyer in Sedgley without delay.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: David Brown