An injury for a car accident in a bus lane can be the subject of a claim with the assistance of personal injury specialists in Christchurch
The borough of Christchurch located on the southern coast of England is the site of a bus lane that has caused some concerns amongst the traders of shops that are located alongside the Christchurch Street. The traders believe that the bus lane is dangerous for motorists and affects their businesses. Over 1,000 motorists have been fined for illegally travelling in the bus lane by the local council since it has been introduced with 351 motorists receiving fines in the previous year. In total, 1,313 fines have been issued since 2011.
Traders along the road have said that the road is always very busy and that drivers don’t realise there is a bus lane until they reach the end of the street, they then have to do a three-point turn in a dangerous area to go back. The owner of the florist on the street, John Lewis, has said that the bus lane creates an especially dangerous situation for lorries, as doing a three-point turn without using the bus lane leaves them little room to make the turn. In terms of business, traders have said that the bus lane means that customers have to take a detour to get into shops on the street which makes it inconvenient for customers.
The chairman of the Fenton Community Association has said that his group has plans to speak to the local council in an attempt to remove the bus lane restrictions. He has added that the bus lane should not be in place if it is in any way making the roads less safer for motorists.
In response to the concerns, the local council’s cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transportation has sated that the bus lane allows the public transport system to run more efficiently and that there are an ample number of signs that warn motorists about the bus lane. In addition, money that is made from fining motorists for driving in or parking in the bus lane is then used to invest back into the road network.
If you have been injured in a car accident that happened in a bus lane you may be able to make a compensation claim with personal injury specialists in Christchurch.
Personal injury specialists in Christchurch can help you with a claim for an injury suffered in a car accident in a bus lane
Compensation claims can be made with Accident Advice Helpline by calling the phone number that can be found at the top of the page, once your claim is deemed eligible you can be provided with personal injury specialists in Christchurch.
Date Published: 3rd January 2015
Author: David Brown