If you sustained a whiplash injury in Colvend Coast in the last three years in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We can help you to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Tips for defensive driving
Defensive driving does not mean aggressive driving, and this is something that many people seem to be confused about. In order to be a good driver you do need to be confident and take the initiative as much as you can, as being timid can actually lead to road accidents.
However, driving aggressively is twice as likely to cause accidents so it is important to find a balance, and know how to prepare yourself for hazards and dangerous conditions on the road without being overconfident or driving aggressively.
- Being focused. The best way to drive defensively is to be completely focused on the road and other vehicles around you. This way you will be able to spot potential hazards, bad drivers or dangerous driving habits as soon as possible, allowing you to plan for how to get past them and stay safe. You should also make sure to be more focused on your own driving, what you are doing in the car, than what anyone else is doing, as otherwise, you can easily cause an accident.
- Anticipate other drivers. If you can try to think about what other drivers are currently doing and what their next move is likely to be, then you will be one step ahead and can protect yourself from potentially damaging behaviour.
- Be awake and alert. The more awake you are the more easily you should be able to focus and react to anything which is happening on the road. If you have had a bad night’s sleep, or are taking medication which makes you drowsy, consider whether it is a good idea to be on the road at all, and whether or not you should think about alternative forms of transport.
- Keep your speed steady. Don’t allow yourself to speed up without noticing. Being defensive in your driving means being completely in control of your vehicle and your speed, so keep an eye on your speedometer.
Whiplash injury in Colvend Coast
Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident and subsequent whiplash injury in Colvend Coast in order to find out whether or not you have a good claim for compensation. If you do then you can speak to a personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your whiplash injury in Colvend Coast.
Date Published: 14th May 2014
Author: David Brown