Truck accident claim in Oldham
Motorway driving is a skill that all new drivers have to master. The key to safe motorway driving is maintaining a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front. Knowing how to change lane safely and at speed is also crucial.
Truck accident claim in Oldham – Motorway accidents
The M60 and M62 pass close by Oldham. Motorway driving can of course be boring and there have been many car accidents that have led to a road traffic accident claim Oldham case because a driver has fallen asleep at the wheel.
Truck accident claim in Oldham – ‘A’ road accidents
‘A’ roads are the main type of road in Britain’s transport system and so are the location of many accidents. Accidents happen if people are not driving with due care and attention and over-taking is a particularly risky manoeuvre. Accidents happen during overtaking when the driver has misjudged the time that he or she has to pass the slower vehicle. Other vehicles have also pulled out into the path of an overtaking car with tragic results. Selecting the appropriate speed for the weather conditions and being aware of other road users, such as cyclists, is also vital.
Truck accident claim in Oldham – Country lanes
Some people think that they are less likely to have an accident on a country road than on other roads because people drive slower and there is less traffic. Whilst this may be true there are other hazards involved in country lane driving and they are:
- Animals running out in front of motorists – accidents have been caused by both domestic/farm animals like sheep and cattle and by wild animals like deer and foxes
- Groups of cyclists – cyclists love country lanes and can frequently be found cycling in groups. This can cause a driver to have to brake suddenly if they are taking up all of the road
- Locals driving too fast because they know the road – you may end up forced into the ditch
- Tractors and other slow moving agricultural vehicles
- Mud on the road – tractors turning out of fields and run-off from water-logged pasture can often lead to mud on the road. This can make the surface slippery and make it more difficult for the motorist to stop
- Ice and snow – country lanes are usually the last to be gritted for ice and cleared of snow so be aware of this when setting off on your journey.
If you have been injured in an accident in the Oldham area, speak to one of the advisors at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown