Tailgating is one of the most dangerous things that people do on the road, and many people don’t understand why it is so dangerous and why they should not be doing it. For the most part, tailgaters will do it because they believe that the car in front is driving too slowly, and move closer in order to get the other car to speed up.
Have you had a car accident in Wakefield?
If you are the car behind and trying to get someone in front of you to move up, you are likely to cause a car accident in Wakefield or somewhere else. You cannot ever be sure why the car in front is moving slowly, and if they are forced to stop suddenly, there may not be enough room to stop without going into the back of their vehicle. For this reason, you should never tailgate another car. If you are the person being tailgated, here are some solutions to keep yourself safe.
- Consider whether you are driving too slowly. Although you should not feel pressured to go over the speed limit just because the car behind you wants you to, you should think about whether you are actually going a little too slowly. Driving well under the speed limit is just as bad as going too far over it, so think about speeding up a bit.
- Get away as soon as you can. try to cope with the situation just until you can find a way to make a turning and get away from the other driver. Even if this takes you off of your chosen route, it is better to be safe than sorry.
- Let the other driver overtake. Signal to the other driver that they can overtake you, putting the ball firmly in their court and allowing them to make the decision to get out of the situation. This should stop a road rage scenario occurring as well.
How to claim compensation for a car accident in Wakefield caused by tailgating
If you have had a car accident in Wakefield because of a tailgater, then one of the best ways in which you can get some kind of vindication for what happened, and any injuries you sustained, is to make a compensation claim against the other driver.
We at Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience in making personal injury compensation claims, and we can provide you with experienced personal injury lawyers, who will work with you on a no-win, no-fee basis. They will also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call our helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your car accident in Wakefield and make a start on your claim.
Why not call us now to discuss your car accident in Wakefield?
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: Louise Thacker