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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Tandridge road traffic accidents

    A high percentage of Tandridge road traffic accidents take place in the rain, particularly after a protracted dry spell. When it’s dry for any length of time, any oil or grease spillages gets dried into the road surface. But when fresh rainfall comes, it refreshes it, and in the process of washing it away, makes the road surface quite slippery.

    Don’t skimp on tyre quality

    Slippery road surfaces are one thing, but if you’ve got good quality tyres, you may well still be safe. But if you skimp on tyre quality, you could well find that the tread patterns are not as effective. It is a known fact that remoulds do not match up to the quality of brand-new tyres.

    Make sure your tyres have plenty of tread left in them

    We all like to get value for money, and with tyres, that can sometimes mean getting as many miles out of them as possible, sometimes to the detriment of the amount of tread left in them. This is particularly the case with remoulds, which wear down far quicker than new tyres. Tyres with little tread left in them, and slippery road surface conditions, are not good bed partners.

    Make sure you can see out

    There are other things besides tyres that play an important role in driving safely in the rain. Take your windscreen wipers and you demisters for example. When the wiper blades wear down, they tend to smear and don’t clear the windscreen very efficiently. Another thing is that when it rains, it may be mist up your windscreen, because the rain itself is much cooler than the glass surface. As long as your demisters are working well, they should be able to deal with it.

    You also need to ensure that your windscreen wash reservoir tank has sufficient windscreen wash solution in it. When you buy windscreen wash solution, make sure the brand you select contains a good anti-smear agent. It could save your life in the rain, particularly at night time.

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    The secret of preventing Tandridge road traffic accidents in the rain

    There is no real secret to preventing Tandridge road traffic accidents in the rain. It’s really only common sense. Making sure your tyres are up to the mark, that your windscreen wiper blades are sound, that you demisters of working, and that you’ve got plenty of good quality windscreen wash on board, is only really a matter of good housekeeping. It’s not rocket science.

    Launching a compensation claim for Tandridge road traffic accidents via Accident Advice Helpline

    We at Accident Advice Helpline are one of the leading injury claim lawyers here in the UK, and it’s a position we intend to keep. That’s why when you employ our services, you will benefit from:

    • An industry leading no-win, no-fee service that is recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen
    • Use of our 30-second test
    • Top customer support
    • Free 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles

    Date Published: 15th August 2014

    Author: Howie

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