Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents are unfortunately a regular occurrence. The town is situated where many roads come together, including the A26 (the main Maidstone to Newhaven Road), the A264 (which runs from Five Oaks to Pembury), and the A267, which runs from Tunbridge Wells to Hailsham. Finally, there is the A21, which is located just east of the town, and is the main London to Hastings trunk road. With such a lot of traffic activity, it’s no surprise that accidents are a common occurrence.
Over 68% of all road traffic accidents that take place here in the UK are caused through driver error.
Categorisation of driver error
Driver error is a category that covers a “multitude of sins”. These “sins” are grouped under nine different category headings. They are:
- Driver error and/or reaction
- Poor decision-making
- Bad behaviour and lack of experience
- The road environment
- Pedestrian accidents
- Driver distraction
- Limited visibility
- Special codes
- Vehicle malfunction
Driver errors and percentages of accidents
In terms of the types of errors drivers commit, the most common causes of road traffic accidents and the percentage of accidents they cause are:
- 35% – Failing to look thoroughly
- 18.9% – Failing to judge another vehicle’s path/speed
- 16.2% – Reckless driving through being in too much of a hurry
- 14.7% – Losing control of the vehicle
- 14.1% – A poorly executed manoeuvre
- 10.2% – Going too fast for local conditions
- 10.1% – Slippery road surfaces because of weather
- 7.2% – Pedestrians failing to look properly before stepping into the road
- 7.2% – Emergency braking
- 6.7% – Following too closely to the vehicle in front
Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents
Using an injury claim specialist solicitor like Accident Advice Helpline can increase anyone’s chances of maximising the amount of compensation. This could be awarded for injuries sustained in Tunbridge Wells road traffic accidents that have been caused by some sort of driver error. Anyone can get an idea of the amount of compensation they could be due by visiting AAH’s website and using our interactive HOW MUCH compensation calculator. All you have to do is answer four simple questions, providing the basic details of your injury, and you’ll be given an estimate of how much compensation could be awarded within just 30 seconds.
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Date Published: 22nd August 2014
Author: David Brown