Thanet is a district in Kent, in the South East of England, primarily made up of the Isle of Thanet. Like many other districts in the United Kingdom, road safety statistics from Thanet indicate the district has had fewer road casualties in recent years, possibly as a result of improved legislation, new road safety programmes, and greater public awareness of the need for road safety all over the United Kingdom. It’s easy to get complacent with road safety when the United Kingdom has frequently been ranked as having some of the safest roads in Europe.
Despite the measures in place to reduce overall accidents, injuries and casualties in Thanet, there are still a great many people who have been injured on the road in the area – and reports have shown that pedestrians in the area are particularly vulnerable as a group when it comes to road safety. Thanet has repeatedly had a greater proportion of pedestrian casualties on its roads than other districts in Kent.
Tips for pedestrians for staying safe on the roads of Thanet
Look left, then right, then left again. Looking both ways is extremely important when crossing the road, and many people neglect to do a “second glance” to make sure that the cars they noticed before are driving at the speed they thought they were.
Listen as well as looking. On sharp turns or corners, it’s also important that you listen for nearby approaching cars that might be just out of sight – and to only cross at a section of road where you can be sure that cars coming from out of sight would not be able to reach you before you finished crossing the road.
Stress the importance of the Green Cross Code for children. Children are frequently involved in accidents on the road; to counteract this trend, make sure that your children are not only aware of ways to cross the street safely, but that they utilise them every single time when they’re crossing – even and especially when you aren’t there.
After an injury on the roads of Thanet, find out more about Thanet truck accident claims.
If you have been injured in Thanet – as a pedestrian, cyclist or driver – you could be able to claim compensation with Thanet truck accident claims. Accident Advice Helpline has more than a decade of experience in personal injury claims, and a service recommended and endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
To find out if you’re eligible, take our 30 second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website today, and give us a call to talk to an advisor for more information on Thanet truck accident claims – dial 0800 689 0500 free if you’re on your landline phone, or call 0333 500 0993 while you’re on the go with your mobile phone to get in touch.
You only have three years from the date of your car accident to make your claim, so call Accident Advice Helpline about Thanet truck accident claims at your earliest convenience!
Date Published: 12th December 2014
Author: David Brown