Work out if it is safe to pass – a personal injury lawyer in Lincoln
If the vehicle in front of you is going too slowly, or you have another reason for wanting to pass, then you may need to pull out into the oncoming lane to pass the car in front and get where you need to go. In most cases, it is safer not to do this, so you should only try to pass if you are absolutely sure that you need to. If you do need to, then follow these tips to ensure that you do so as quickly and efficiently as possible and keep yourself completely safe.
- Stay within the law. Although it is generally legal to pass, in some area it is not, such as in front of a double yellow line, or if it is clearly signposted that you are not allowed. If you are not allowed to pass then you will have to wait it out. Getting into an accident when you are breaking the law puts you firmly in the wrong.
- Check the passing lane. You want to make sure that the lane you are crossing into is clear so you should have a good view of this. Don’t move into the lane unless you can see clearly that it is clear. If it is not clear then you may get into an accident.
- Don’t pass with another vehicle. If another car is trying to pass you then you should wait until they have finished before you start your own manoeuvre.
- Signal. Let everyone behind and in front of you know that you intend to pass by using you indicator. This will prevent someone else trying to make a pass at the same time as you, and will protect you from accidents.
Using a personal injury lawyer in Lincoln to process accident claims
If you get into an accident which is not your fault, but rather caused by the negligence of another driver, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. A compensation claim can help you to get over injuries and trauma from an accident more quickly, helping to pay for medical treatments and therapy, but also helping to prove to you that you are in the right in your situation, and that you did nothing wrong.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident. They will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation, and provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Lincoln if you are. You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial conversation, but if you do decide to go ahead your personal injury lawyer in Lincoln will work on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 18th February 2014
Author: David Brown