If you regularly drive long distances, it can be tempting to think that your experience on the road means that you’ll require less breaks than somebody who is not so used to travelling the number of miles you put in. Experienced long distance drivers can become prone to assuming that the rules that apply to normal road users are not applicable to them.
Although laws exist that restrict how long truck drivers and the like can be on the road for, other road and motorway users are not put under the same restrictions. They are however reminded regularly that they should take adequate breaks when on long journeys. If you regularly drive long distances, you will ignore this advice at your peril.
Driving long distances without taking regular breaks at sensible intervals can and does have disastrous consequences. Not only could you wind up doing yourself harm, you might also do some very serious injuries to other road users should you cause a crash.
Your refusal to stop could even result in somebody losing their life. If you were responsible for a road traffic accident that was brought about by driver fatigue, any person or people that you end up injuring could well take some form of 100% no win no fee personal injury action against you with the help and assistance of a top-class 100% no win no fee Stoke-on-Trent law firm solicitor.
Driver fatigue and Stoke-on-Trent law firm action
It doesn’t take much. Every hour or so, pull off the road and make a stop at a motorway services or roadside café. Stretch your legs, have a cup of tea or coffee and perhaps something to eat if you’re feeling hungry. If you’re feeling really tired and are going to have to split your journey up with an overnight stay in a hotel, find some accommodation earlier than you’d planned. Taking these steps could help you avoid causing and accident as a result of driver fatigue and therefore steer clear of Stoke-on-Trent law firm action.
The consequences of driving when tired are too serious to disregard. Just think how you would feel if you were responsible for the serious injury or death of an entirely innocent road user who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time after you had pigheadedly refused to pull over for a pit stop.
The personal injury process when you use Accident Advice Helpline
All an injured party would have to do to launch a personal injury case against you in circumstances such as these would be to contact a decent Stoke-on-Trent law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline on one of the phone numbers at the top of this web page.