Winter driving is far more troublesome than summer driving, simply because the cold can cause your vehicle to act up, and the roads are slippery and offer much less visibility. However, it is possible to be safe when you are on the roads in winter, and adapt your driving skills and outlook so that you can be just as safe in winter as you are in summer. Here are some tips for keeping safe on the winter roads, and avoiding a serious Wandsworth car accident.
- Take lots of breaks. If you have to take long journeys in the winter time, be aware that you should take breaks more often to help keep yourself refreshed and focused. You will have to be far more aware of the road and what you are doing during winter, as there are more hazards, so becoming tired could be incredibly dangerous.
- Be prepared for the ignorance of other drivers. In this, it is meant that in winter signs and road markers can often be hidden by snow or ice, and that even if you know the road signs very well this does not mean that the other driver does. Be aware of this and make allowances.
- Give plenty of room. You will need far more space between yourself and other vehicles when the roads are slippery or visibility is poor, so make this a habit during the winter months.
- Don’t blindly trust your sat-nav. Although satnavs often do know the best route, if you can see that a route looks less than safe because of weather conditions, change the route on your sat-nav to reflect this. Plenty of accidents have been caused by drivers going against their best judgement on the advice of a sat-nav.
When you want to claim compensation for a Wandsworth car accident
If you have had a Wandsworth car accident in the winter then you may want to claim compensation back from the person at fault, as long as there is someone who can be said to be at fault.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your Wandsworth car accident and find out whether or not you have a good case for a successful claim.
You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial phone call, but if you do decide that your Wandsworth car accident warrants a compensation claim you will be passed over to our experienced and professional personal injury lawyers. Your injury lawyers will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim, and will also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown