Did you know that according to local Rutland tradition, the Oakham Lord of The Manor has to be presented with a horseshoe by any any visiting peer or royal? For hundreds of years now, the horseshoe has been Rutland’s emblem.
As lucky as horseshoes are meant to be, they are not actually that useful when it comes to avoiding an accident that was created by somebody else.
There are other things that you can do to keep yourself safe though, so that maybe you won’t need to make personal injury compensation claims in Rutland.
Personal injury compensation claims in Rutland
If you are driving into, or even through, Rutland then be sure that you don’t end up in a road traffic accident (RTA) of some kind.
Stay focused on the road. If the radio is too loud, or even attention grabbing, then it could distract you from the job at hand.
- Put the phone down, and turn it off. It isn’t just illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, with the exception of headsets, but it is also downright dangerous. Looking down at a screen, regardless of what you are actually doing, means taking your eyes off the road and that is never a good idea.
- Eat at home, not in the car. It can be very tempting to grab a quick snack on your way out the door, but the place to eat is not a vehicle. Once you have something in there, the temptation to pick it up at traffic lights is huge. Don’t be tempted, and keep snacks out of the car.
- Stay alert. Sometimes, regardless of how well you drive yourself there is always the possibility that other drivers are not so careful behind the wheel. Preparing for the unexpected isn’t exactly easy, but paying careful attention to your mirrors and what is happening around you can go a long way toward keeping you safe.
Plan your journey. Know exactly where you are going before you leave home, and don’t rely on SatNav too heavily – things can happen on the road, and with the weather, that a SatNav simply cannot predict, so make sure you plan your journey properly.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
If personal injury compensation claims in Rutland, or anywhere else, need to be made then you need to speak to Accident Advice Helpline today. Our helpful advisors can guide you through the claims process, and advise you on your specific case.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 27th June 2015
Author: David Brown