Driving safely when there are no streetlights – personal injury lawyer in Orcheston
There are certain places in the country where there are no streetlights whatsoever, and in other places there may be a power cut or a problem with the lights so that you have to pass through a certain area without the street lighting that you are used to. This can be terrifying if you have only ever driven on brightly lit streets before, but your car is prepared for this scenario with headlights, and you can stay safe as long as you are careful and feeling as confident as you can be.
- Be confident. Although visibility is less, there are also fewer cars on the road at night, so try not to panic about night driving even if there are no streetlights. You shouldn’t actually be too much less secure than if you were driving in the day.
- Make sure your lights are on. Your headlights will help you to see the road in front of you, but will also alert other vehicles on the road to your presence and this should keep you out of accidents as well. Avoid putting your high beams on, as these can dazzle other drivers and actually cause an accident.
- Watch the road markings. Road marking should tell you all you need to know about the road and where it is going. This will stop you heading into an unexpected curve or falling off of the road. It may be best to follow the markings on the road rather than the actual road itself.
- Slow down. If you do not feel secure on the road you are driving on, just slow right down. It is better to be going too slowly and irritate other drivers than it is to get into an accident trying to keep up with everyone else.
If you need a personal injury lawyer in Orcheston
If you have had an accident on the road, and it was caused by another driver, or the negligence of someone else, you may be able to claim compensation. If, for example, the streetlights in your area were turned off due to the negligence of your local council, and this causes you to have an accident, you may want to find a personal injury lawyer in Orcheston and see if you can make a compensation claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your accident and they will talk you through what has happened and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be passed over to an in house personal injury lawyer in Orcheston, who will help you through the claims process and put together a case which is more likely to be successful. Your personal injury lawyer in Orcheston will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim, and will also work on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 3rd March 2014
Author: David Brown