Control your speed to avoid accidents and a whiplash injury
One of the easiest ways in which you can avoid getting into a serious or even fatal accident is to know exactly how to control your speed. The government sets speed limits on all roads to help prevent accidents, and drivers are required by law to stick to these limits. Controlling your speed also means thinking about the situation you are in and judging the right speed at which to drive (whilst always staying under the speed limit).
If you are not controlling your speed then you risk causing an accident, which means you may have to pay out on your insurance if an accident occurs, and that you won’t be able to claim any compensation if you sustain a whiplash injury in Bloomsbury.
If you do sustain a whiplash injury in Bloomsbury as a result of someone else’s reckless driving, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about what happened and whether or not your whiplash injury in Bloomsbury entitles you to a compensation claim. You will then be passed over to an in-house experienced injury lawyer, who can work on your claim on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
- Always stick to the speed limit. You must always drive at or under the speed limit on any road, rather than over it. There are speed cameras which can lead to fines if you are caught over the speed limit, and you could also cause a serious accident.
- Drive according to weather conditions. In the dark and in bad weather such as rain or fog, you should be aware of your speed and try to go slower than the speed limit in order to avoid accidents. You car will generally react slower in wet or icy conditions, so you need to be moving more slowly in order to react accordingly.
- Slow down when passing schools or crossings. Any place where there are likely to be people gathered, some of whom may suddenly attempt to cross the road, is a prime location for accidents if you do not reduce your speed. Try to slow down as you approach these places, and only speed up again once you are well clear.
- Drive more slowly in busy traffic. Even if the traffic seems to be moving slowly for no reason, there is no reason for you to speed up in order to try to get other drivers to follow you. There may be a cause up ahead that you haven’t seen yet, and tailgating can lead to accidents.
- Be aware of other cars, as well as cyclists and pedestrians. Although other vehicles may be moving quickly, you should be aware of cyclists and pedestrians on busy roads and control your speed to avoid causing accidents with them as well.