Tewkesbury is a small town served by the nearby M5 and M50 motorways, as well as the A38 and A46 trunk roads.
Driving on the motorway can be a challenge for many drivers, including and especially younger or more inexperienced drivers. However, what many drivers do not realise is that motorways are actually comparatively safer than many other types of road – in fact, a driver is 11 times more likely to be killed on a country road than they are on the motorway.
There are a few simple things that any driver can take up to improve their driving on the motorway, and to keep the number of accidents to a minimum – after all, with fewer accidents on the motorways near Tewkesbury, there will be far less need for Tewkesbury car crash claims!
Keeping safe on the motorway
Maintain the 2-second distance. To give yourself enough time to react to changing circumstances on the road – a driver braking suddenly in front of you, an unexpected overtake or similar – try to maintain a distance between yourself and the driver in front of you that would take you roughly two seconds or more to cover.
Take regular driving breaks. Although you may be sitting in a stationary position, it’s extremely important to take regular breaks when driving, especially on long journeys. Make the best use of service stations along the motorway when you see them.
Signal clearly. Indicate when you are about to change lanes while driving.
Stay mindful of current road conditions. If there is low visibility due to poor lighting, or if the roads are slick with rain or iced over, it’s important that you slow down to make sure you have control over your car’s speed at all times.
Manoeuvre to the hard shoulder as soon as possible if you break down, and turn on your hazard lights. This will keep you clear of the danger of the traffic still moving on the roads.
Making Tewkesbury car crash claims after an accident on the roads or motorway
If you are one of the unfortunate few who have been injured within the last three years due to an accident on the roads or motorways near Tewkesbury due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation through Tewkesbury car crash claims with Accident Advice Helpline.
We have more than ten years experience as a law firm specialising in personal injury law and helping people claim the compensation they need after car accidents, and we may be able to help you in the same way through Tewkesbury car crash claims today.
If you think you could be due compensation – or you’d like to find out if you are from a company you can trust – call Accident Advice Helpline about Tewkesbury car crash claims free from your landline on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can use your mobile and call 0333 500 0993, or text claim365 to 88010.
Date Published: 12th December 2014
Author: David Brown