How to be a safe teenage driver
Teenagers have to deal with much higher insurance premiums and the negative thoughts that many older drivers have about younger ones. Teenage drivers are statistically more likely to have an accident than older ones, and this is why insurance is so high and the police are more wary of a younger driver on the road. Because of lack of experience and the tendency to be more reckless, as a teenage driver you need to take some extra steps to be safe and prove that you are as good a driver than an older person.
- Stick to the speed limit. One of the ways in which teenage drivers are typically likely to get into trouble on the road is through speeding. There are speed limits for a reason and the limits are set to make driving safe. Always stay below the speed limit, even if you are on a clear road.
- Be polite to others. Try not to get in the way of other drivers, let them out of turnings if you have the opportunity and acknowledge other drivers with thanks if they let you through.
- Never drink and drive. This is something that all drivers need to pay attention to, but can be a common teenage problem. If you have had even one drink, avoid driving your car until the next day. If you think you will be drinking, leave your car at home.
- Drive on your own. Get as much practice driving on your own as you can when you first start driving. Driving with friends and even family can distract you and make it more likely that you will get into an accident.
Claiming compensation after a road accident in Trafford
If you are involved in a road accident in Trafford and it was the fault of the other driver, you may still find it difficult to prove that you were in the right, and claim on the other driver’s insurance as well as get compensation for your injuries.
The best way to proceed is to find a good injury lawyer who can work with you to prove that you were not at fault for your road accident in Trafford and get you compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your road accident in Trafford.
The team will talk you through your road accident in Trafford and tell you everything you need to know about making a claim, as well as helping you to decide whether or not you want to proceed. If you do then you will be passed over to an in house injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, as well as working on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 17th March 2014
Author: David Brown