July 26, 2019
If you had to choose between driving on a warm, sunny day in the summer, or on a freezing cold, grey day in winter, which would you go for? You’re probably with the majority if you would choose to take the car out for a spin in the summer months.
You might be surprised to learn that in some years, road traffic accident statistics reveal that there are more accidents causing personal injury in the summer months, than there are in the winter months. In an annual Department of Transport report on road traffic accidents in the UK in 2014, reference was made to a study on road accidents in Germany during the same year;
“One of the main reasons for the increase of casualties in road traffic in Germany in 2014 was the weather conditions: the winter was mild and the spring was dry and warm. This led to more people riding a motorcycle, walking and cycling and therefore, sadly, more of them being killed and injured in road collisions.”
The summer months can lure road users into a false sense of security. As rain, wet roads, ice and snow, are not factors during long, dry spells of summer, it can perhaps lead us to drop our guards a little, when we get behind the wheel. Here are our suggestions for ensuring that both you and the other road users that you encounter on your summer travels, stay safe on the road:
Whilst you can do everything in your power to avoid being involved in an accident, what you can’t account for is the driving of others. Should you be unfortunate enough to be the victim of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, call the author of this blog, Imran Hussain at Spencers Solicitors, on 08000 93 00 94 for a totally obligation free chat. Imran will be able to advise you on your prospects of making a successful car accident compensation claim and answer any questions that you may have. This initial telephone consultation will be entirely free. If you decide that you would like us to take on your claim, in most cases, we'll be able to do this for you by means of a No Win, No Fee personal injury claim. Call Spencers now or enquire online if you prefer to contact us via our website contact form.
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