Claiming for car and motorcycle accidents in Watford
UK speed limits are there for a reason. They are designed to keep everyone on the road safe, and help you to avoid car and motorcycle accidents in Watford. Many people resent speed cameras and the possibility of being stopped and cautioned for going over the speed limit, but it is important to remember that the speed limit is there to protect not only you, but every other driver on the road. If you are caught flouting the rules of the speed limit then you risk a caution, being arrested or even losing your licence. For this reason, it is important to know the rules of the UK speed limit, how to stick to it and how to avoid a Watford car accident.
- The speed limit is usually 30mph. If you can remember that the default UK speed limit is 30 miles per hour then you are likely to be much safer on the roads. If the speed limit is higher or lower in a certain area, then there will be signs on a regular basis to remind you what the new limit is.
- Don’t go back to 30 until a sign tells you to. Even if you feel that the speed limit should have gone back to 30mph whilst you are driving, remember that there will be signs to tell you what the limit is when it has changed. Don’t try to decide when to change on your own.
- You don’t really save time by going faster. Driving at 30mph as opposed to 40mph will only add a couple of minutes to your journey. This means that even though you are going a whole 10mph faster, you are not getting to your destination any more quickly.
- You are more likely to kill someone at 40mph. If you hit someone at 40mph, they are more likely to be very seriously injured or die than if you were moving at 30mph.
Can you claim compensation after a Watford car accident where the other driver was over the speed limit?
In short, yes, you should have a very good case for a compensation claim if you have a been affected by car and motorcycle accidents in Watford and the other driver was over the speed limit. If you are travelling over the speed limit yourself, then you will have a much harder time protesting your innocence and being able to make a claim.
However, if you can prove that you were sticking to the rules when your Watford car accident occurred, then your compensation claim should be more simple. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more.