There may be nothing scarier than getting in a car with someone who you think is a safe driver and turns out to be more reckless and dangerous than you suspected. Being in a car with a dangerous driver is a very serious situation and you should try to do what you can to get out of it as soon as possible.
Should an accident occur, you will be able to make road accident claims in St Albans against this person for any injuries that you have sustained, but obviously it is always better to avoid being injured in the first place. Here are some things that you can do if you do end up in a car with a reckless driver.
Ask them to pull over
Simply ask the driver to pull over and get out of the car as the first thing that you attempt to do. If you feel that the person you are in the car with is not a safe driver, then there is absolutely no point you attempting you stay in the car and hoping for the best.
Ask them to calm down
If the person will not pull over the car or let you out, try speaking to them in soothing tones and asking them to calm down and slow down. If the person is driving recklessly because they are angry or upset, then just being spoken to gently may help them to calm down and drive more carefully.
Call the police
As a last resort, you can call the police and let them know which car you are in, where exactly you are and where you are headed. In most cases this should get any driver who is behaving recklessly to realise what they are doing and stop before it goes any further.
How to make road accident claims in St Albans
If you want to make road accident claims in St Albans against the person who caused your injuries, you may not want to have to get too involved in the claim or face them in court and this is understandable.
In this case, you should consider speaking to an injury lawyer who will work on your behalf to process your claim, meaning that you can leave it with them. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 and the team will be more than happy to team you with an experienced and dedicated injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 9th June 2015
Author: David Brown