Get better road safety skills
However good a driver you are, you could always be better. Being a better driver means that it is much less likely that you will have a road accident in Stroud, and also means that you are less likely to irritate other drivers and be the victim of road rage. You could attend a driving course to pick up further driving skills, but with a few simple tips you can easily become a better driver:
- Check your car and clean your windows. In some cases, being a good driver is as simple as making sure that your car is up to the task. Make sure that all the windows are clean and clear so that you can see properly, and that your car is running well so that it won’t run into trouble when you are on the road.
- Plan your route. Often, accidents are caused by people dithering at a turn off, or making sudden moves when they get lost. Plan your route out thoroughly and use GPS or a passenger to talk you through your route. If you get lost at any point, pull over and study your route again instead of trying to work it out as you go along.
- Avoid driving at night if your night vision is bad. Some people simply have bad night vision. This cannot really be tested for, so it is likely you will have a full driving license with no restrictions even if you cannot see as well as everyone else at night. If you know that you have poor night vision then always avoid driving at night.
Getting compensation after a road accident in Stroud
If you have been involved in a road accident in Stroud but feel that your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver rather than anything you have done, then you may want to think about making a claim for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about your road accident in Stroud, and they will talk you through what has happened and what evidence you have to help you to decide whether to go ahead with a claim or not. If you do want to go ahead, you will be passed over to an in-house personal injury lawyer who will work with you to get the compensation you deserve.
Your solicitor will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to process your claim, and will also work entirely on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court. Not only this, but you can call the freephone helpline to get advice and support when you need it.
Date Published: 13th March 2014
Author: David Brown