What are speed traps, and how can you avoid them to prevent a car accident?
A speed trap is something on the road, or even about yourself, which traps you into going over the speed limit, or simply driving too fast for the road that you are on. These are things which you may not even notice when you are driving, so you don’t realise that you are going over the speed limit until it is too late and you have either caused a Thanet car accident or been pulled over by the police.
Even if you were not speeding intentionally, going above the speed limit is still against the law and you will be prosecuted if caught. Even worse, if you are speeding and get involved in a Thanet car accident, then you may find that you automatically get the blame.
The following are situations in which you could find yourself speeding:
- Thinking of yourself as a ‘good driver.’ Of course, you probably are a good driver, but that doesn’t mean you should start thinking of yourself in those terms. As soon as you think you have nothing else to learn, that’s when you start making careless mistakes. Always know that you could improve and be a better driver.
- Thinking that you can handle any situation. Similar to the good driver trap, feeling that you are able to manoeuvre yourself out of any situation is dangerous and can cause you to be reckless as well. Just because you may have avoided hazards in the past, doesn’t mean you will be able to this time.
- The speed limit seems too low. In some places the speed limit may well be set too low, but it is still the law to stick to the limit. Speed limits are set for a reason, and it is more than likely you are coming up to something which poses a hazard for which you need to be moving slower.
Not taking the blame for a Thanet car accident
If you are involved in a Thanet car accident and are not to blame, if the other driver was speeding or there are other reasons to place blame with them, you may want to consider claiming compensation for your accident. Accident Advice Helpline have over ten years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, working with experienced and professional personal injury lawyers who work on a 100% no win no fee basis for you.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your Thanet car accident and injuries, and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do, then you will be passed over to an in-house injury lawyer who will work entirely on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, meaning that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown