Though summer is long gone, the winter hasn’t even got started yet. From when the clocks go back in late October, drivers will notice a huge difference not only in the wet and windy weather conditions in which they have to drive in, but also the darkness of the commute and the difference in the road conditions.
Vehicle insurance can be seen as just another legality to cross off the list but having the right insurance as a driver will protect you from personal liability in case of an accident. Apart from the legal obligations, being held responsible for an accident may mean you’re liable to pay a large amount of money you might not be able to afford.
Most people are fully aware of the dangers of driving in the winter. Heavy rain, dark evenings and icy roads means limited visibility and a greater likelihood of an accident taking place.
However, that doesn’t mean that summer doesn’t come with its own issues on the road. In fact, some people think that summer driving actually proposes a lot more dangers than any other time of the year.
How many times have you complained about a bad driver on the road? Despite everyone legally passing their driving test, there are still an awful lot of people on the road who just don’t know how to drive safely.
Unfortunately, it’s become a lot more common to find yourself cursing another driver for cutting you up, driving too slow or ignoring road signs. As well as being annoying, a bad driver can take your attention away from the road, which could potentially cause an accident.
As personal injury lawyers who specialise in hit and run compensation claims, we have witnessed the devastating consequences of bad driving. Road traffic accidents are traumatic but they are even worse when caused by bad or reckless driving.
We believe that the number of accidents on the road could be significantly lowered if people just learnt how to drive safely. Everyone has their bad habits when it comes to driving – but what happens when these habits seriously injure or take the life of someone?
Passengers are considered as being one of the biggest distractions to drivers. Driving requires your full attention at all times – something that isn’t always achievable when you have other people in the car with you.
Unlike with drink driving and using the phone on the move, it’s obviously not against the law to have passengers in your car. As a result, it’s much harder to stop these distractions from happening and from causing accidents.
We can however, provide you with some advice on how to avoid your passengers distracting you whilst driving.
As a driver, you’ve probably driven past the scene of an accident at some point. You may have even stopped to ask if anyone needed any help.
But what is you were the first person to arrive on the scene; would you know what to do?
At AYB Law we pride ourselves on providing only the best and most comprehensive service when tackling your legal disputes; be that an accident at work or seeking hit and run compensation, our team of lawyers are here to work for you. With the weather making conditions more hazardous for drivers and the days getting shorter, we felt it apt to provide you with some information regarding some of the most common causes of car crashes so that you don’t become part of the statistic.
Did you know that you could be getting into your car over the drink drive limit without even realising? Despite the fact that you’ve been to bed for a couple of hours and haven’t touched a drink since the night before?
A lot of people underestimate the amount of time that alcohol can stay in your system after a heavy night of drinking. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a heavy night of drinking. One bottle of wine can take up to 10 hours to fully remove itself from your system. This is the reason for why so many people who would never dream of drinking and then driving, find themselves driving unknowingly whilst over the legal limit.
Although it may seem like common sense that the most dangerous crashes occur on busy motorways and snarled up inner city roads, that’s actually far from true – in fact, 60% of the worst crashes occur in the countryside.
We think that it’s time to dig a little deeper and take a look at why these roads are so risky, as understanding the risks is one of the best ways to ensure that you don’t fall foul of them yourselves…