How to keep safe space behind and to the side of you to avoid a car accident
Although it may seem fairly easy to keep space between you and the car in front of you on the road (just slow down when they get a little close and avoid tailgating), it can be difficult to know how exactly you are expected to keep a good distance between yourself and the cars to the side or behind you.
In these cases, it is mostly the other drivers who will need to keep their distance from you, and if they are not willing to do so then you may struggle to keep the distance down. If you are not able to keep distance between you and the cars around you, then you risk being involved in a Tewkesbury car accident which is not your fault.
Let the other driver overtake
When cars are coming up very close to you from behind, this is usually because they want to be driving faster than you are. The best thing to do in this situation is simply slow down further and indicate for them to overtake you. This will stop them tailgating and get them out of your way. The worst thing you can do is to continue to get in their way simply because they are irritating you, as this can easily cause an accident or road rage.
Imagine potential accidents
Although this may sound morbid, imagining potential accidents is one of the best ways to avoid one. If there are cars or cyclists close to you on your side, you should imagine what would happen if there was an accident. For example, a cyclist who has fallen off of their bike would take up more of the road than they do on their bike, so try to adjust the amount of space you give them according to this.
Stick to your own speed
Although it can be frustrating to have cars bear down on you, you should hold your ground and let them make their own decisions after they overtake you. Speeding up because the car behind wants you to is one way to get involved in an accident that you wouldn’t even have gotten into otherwise.
Claiming for a Tewkesbury car accident
A Tewkesbury car accident which is not your fault can be devastating, and may leave you with injuries from which you are unable to recover for some time. However, if you can prove that your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, then you may be able to use your Tewkesbury car accident to claim compensation from them.
The best way to do this is through an experienced personal injury lawyer, who can work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Accident Advice Helpline can team you with such a lawyer, and are available 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to get you started.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown