How to use motorways safely and avoid a car accident
It is all too easy to have a St Andrews car accident on the motorway. Although it may seem fairly easy to drive on a motorway, as for the most part you will just be going in a straight line, you do need to know about overtaking, how to get on and off of the motorway, and be aware of the dangers of moving at speed. The motorway is a place where a St Andrews car accident, if it happens, is more likely to be very serious or even fatal, than any other place you may be driving, so it is key that you know how to navigate safely.
- Stick to the left. The left hand lane of the motorway is the lane you should mostly be driving in. There are two other lanes for you to choose from, but you should only use these for overtaking. If you sit in one of the other lanes, then other cars are unable to overtake and this can cause an accident.
- Be aware of road conditions. If it is raining, icy or visibility is poor, adjust your speed and distance between yourself and other vehicles accordingly.
- Watch your speed. Although the motorway is a place where you are allowed to move much faster than on other roads, you should still keep an eye on your speedometer so that you don’t creep up to an illegal speed.
- The hard shoulder is just for emergencies. You should never pull into the hard shoulder to check a map or make a call – that is what services are for.
- Take breaks. Longer drives can make it more difficult for you to react in a timely fashion to potential hazards. Make sure to break and rest every couple of hours.
When to claim after a St Andrews car accident
As long as you feel that you can prove that a St Andrews car accident that you have been involved in was not your own fault, but rather the fault of the other driver, then you should be able to claim compensation for any injuries you have sustained.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and professional personal injury lawyers, who will work with you on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident, and make a start on your claim straight away. Your claim will be handled by a professional lawyer, who will keep you updated as it progresses and will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis.