Many people have sustained injuries in the past as a result of Teignbridge road traffic accidents in which a driver has jumped a Stop Sign. It’s actually quite a common offence.
Impatience is certainly not a virtue
Many drivers are too impatient to fully stop, and they either inch their way forward, or simply don’t stop at all if they think the junction is clear. Unfortunately, those sorts of snap judgements can often turn out to be wrong, and when they are, serious accidents that involve significant injuries take place.
Traffic law is quite clear when it comes to Stop Signs
Traffic law is quite clear with regard to Stop Signs, and it says that you must stop behind the line at a junction displaying a Stop Sign with a solid white line across the road. (Laws RTA 1988 section 36, and TSRGD regulations 10 and 16) This differs from “Give Way” signs, whereby the law states, you must give way to traffic on the main road when the emerging from a junction displaying a “Give Way” sign with a broken white line across the road. (Laws RTA 1988 section 36 and TSRGD regulations 10(1), 16(1) and 25)
Some Teignbridge road traffic accidents are the result of not stopping at Stop Sgns
The UK actually has far less Stop Signs than practically any other country in Europe. It’s because we also use the triangular “Give Way” signs in many instances, where coming to a dead halt isn’t an imperative. That being the case, you would think that drivers would do as instructed at Stop Signs. It’s when they don’t, that many of the Teignbridge road traffic accidents occur; not just in Teignbridge of course, but all over the country.
You can trust AAH with your claims for injuries sustained in Teignbridge road traffic accidents
If you’ve been hurt in one of the Teignbridge road traffic accidents, as a result of another driving failing to stop at a Stop Sign, and you are looking for help with raising a claim for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline is the company for you. We have successfully obtained maximum compensation for thousands of clients who have suffered RTA injuries, and who have put their trust is our now win no fee* services; a trust that is underpinned by the wonderful recommendation we are given by the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Estimating how much your claim could be worth
Finding our how much compensation you might be due couldn’t be easier. Just visit the AAH website, locate the HOW MUCH calculator, and answer 4 simple questions regarding your injury. Within just 30 seconds you’ll be given an estimate.
Accessing our toll-free helpline
We also offer a great customer support service for anyone who has any queries or concerns. You can chat to one of our experienced advisors via our toll-free helpline which you can access from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or if you’re using a mobile, 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 17th August 2014