Before you drive in bad weather
Being a good driver is more than simply learning how to drive and being able to focus on the road. it also means knowing how to plan a journey and check your car thoroughly in any event, so that you can stay safe in adverse weather conditions, and when the condition of the road is bad.
Being able to prepare yourself for such a journey will put you in the right mind to deal with any hazards and problems which may occur whilst you are driving, so that you will know how to handle any negative situation and keep yourself and your passengers safe.
If you do have an accident on the road, and feel that it was caused by another driver rather than yourself or a bad weather condition, you may be able to claim compensation for any whiplash injury in Coldstream or other injury you may sustain.
See a doctor first to ascertain whether or not you do have a whiplash injury in Coldstream, and make sure you get a copy of the police report which states what happened in your accident, then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to talk to the team about your whiplash injury in Coldstream and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
If you do then an experienced injury lawyer will process your claim on your behalf, to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your whiplash injury in Coldstream. Your lawyer will also work on a 100% no win no fee basis.
- Check the weather forecast. You may already be aware of the bad weather outside, but you should check to see how the weather is going to progress and if it is likely to get worse before you set off. If it is going to be unmanageable, see if you can delay your journey.
- Think about alternative routes or transport options. In very bad weather, it may be worth changing your route to include roads which pose less of a threat, or using other forms of transport such as trains, which may not be as badly affected as the roads.
- Leave early. Make sure that you allow plenty of time for your journey so that you are not in a rush in bad weather. Add an extra half an hour or even an hour so that you can take your time and don’t feel pushed to rush.
- Tell someone where you will be. Make sure that those who you are meeting at your destination know where you are, when you are travelling and when you plan to arrive so that if something does go wrong they can raise the alarm.
- Check your car over. Make sure that you have plenty of petrol, that your tires are in good condition and so on, so that car trouble won’t cause you trouble on the road.
Date Published: 13th May 2014
Author: David Brown