Some of the claims that we help to process here at AAH relate to road accident compensation in Stockport. Stockport seems to have more than its fair share of speeding motorists, as was evidenced recently by one of the county’s speed cameras, on a stretch of the M60 motorway just outside Stockport.
The busiest speed camera in the UK – junction 25 – M60
The speed camera in question is situated at junction 25, the Bradbury turn-off, on the M60, and during the course of last year (2013) it snapped 9,326 motorists speeding. This relates to an average of almost 26 motorists per day, and was responsible for claiming £189,194 in fines in total.
Drop in the speed limit catches many motorists out
This particular stretch of motorway is quite infamous, and covers an area where the limit drops from 70mph down to 50mph. In June 2014 one of the latest casualties was Andrew Flintoff, the cricket all-rounder, who was clocked doing 58mph on this infamous stretch of motorway.
Speeding is a main culprit in road accident compensation in Stockport
Speeding is one of the main causes of road traffic accidents leading to road accident compensation in Stockport. According to statistics on the RoSPA website, if average road speeds were reduced by as little as 1 mph, the accident rate would fall by something in the region of 5%. This does depend somewhat on the type of road, For example:
- Low speed residential roads would see a 6% drop in the RTA rates
- Medium speed urban roads, would see a 4% drop in RTA rates
- Higher speed urban roads would see a 3% drop in RTA rates
An average driver, driving at more than 10% to 15% above the speed at which traffic around him/her is travelling, has a higher propensity to be involved in an RTA. As a general rule of thumb – the higher the speed – the more serious the injury.
Claims for road accident compensation in Stockport
If you are one of the people thinking of raising Stockport claims for road traffic accidents caused by speeding motorists, you may want to consider enlisting the services of us here at Accident Advice Helpline. It’s an area in which we have a great amount of expertise that you could draw on and benefit from as and when necessary.
The advantages of working with Accident Advice Helpline
As one of the nation’s leading and favourite specialist injury claim solicitors, you stand to benefit from a number of advantages when you enlist our services. These include:
- Our ‘no win, no fee*’ service
- Use of our free 30 second HOW MUCH compensation calculator
- Access to our unrivalled customer support service that is wholly recommended by the famous people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen
- Use of our free 24/7 helpline, accessed from any landline by dialling 0800 689 0500, or if using your mobile, 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: Emma Matthews