At Accident Advice Helpline, we are often asked if we have any tips on avoiding road traffic accidents in St Andrews – or anywhere else, for that matter! Our answer? Of course we do!
Tips about your car
A well-maintained car will be at less risk of causing an accident than a badly maintained one. Your car may be legally roadworthy, in that it has an MoT certificate – but what good is such a certificate if it was issued 11 months ago but since then, things have gone wrong and you have not fixed them?
Make sure your lights work, make sure your engine is running properly, and make sure that you can see out of all the windows properly. If you are confident that the car will respond properly under your control, then it’s fine to use – but if the brakes are about to wear out and the clutch is slipping badly, then you could be putting yourself and others at risk.
Tips regarding the driver
You can’t have an accident without human error, so reduce the chances of making an error and causing road traffic accidents in St Andrews by making sure you are completely fit to drive!
Don’t drink alcohol, make sure you are well rested and alert, and don’t drive if you are feeling angry or stressed about something. You need to make sure that you are concentrating on the task of driving your car on the road. Remember that you are in charge of a machine that could cause a lot of damage if not handled properly!
Drive according to the road conditions
If visibility is good, and the road surface is dry, then there shouldn’t be too much of a problem if you are driving at or near the speed limit for the road.
However, if there is rain, or fog, or it is dark, then you should be careful. Be extra alert and slow down a bit!
You can’t always avoid road traffic accidents in St Andrews
You might to do all of the things above, but other drivers might not – and if you encounter one of these drivers, you could get into an accident, which might cause you to become injured.
This is obviously bad, but there is something you can do about it later on, and that is to make a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline.
You can call us now, because we have a 24/7 hotline, on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an adviser.
Your advisor will be the first point of contact you have with Accident Advice Helpline and they will treat you with empathy and sensitivity as they take your details and guide you through the process of claiming. If you qualify to claim, they will give your details to one of our no win, no fee solicitors, and the process will begin in earnest.
Why not call us now? You could receive a payout that will help you a lot.