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Top Tips for Winter Driving

December 23, 2020 Personal Injury Claims

Over the festive period – as government guidelines are relaxed to permit family gatherings – it is unlikely that our primary focus will be road safety. However, at this time of year, adapting to weather conditions is crucial in preventing road traffic accidents.

A recent study carried out by the Highways Agency found that 45% of drivers don’t carry out any winter checks on their vehicles. Winter weather conditions will always have an impact on travel, but it is possible to take precautions to minimise the impact. Carrying out winter checks on your vehicle and adjusting the way you drive in accordance with the weather conditions will go a long way in preventing collisions.

Those who have seen The Holiday will remember when Cameron Diaz’s character, Amanda, attempted to drive unfamiliar car in a foreign country in the snow – narrowly avoiding a collision with a cyclist, pedestrians and other cars. Of course, at the end of The Holiday, Amanda ended up with Jude Law’s character but she could have also ended up defending a multitude of personal injury claims instead if luck had not been on her side.

When visiting family members over the festive period, don’t make the same mistakes as Amanda. By following these tips you can make sure you are as prepared as possible for driving over the festive period:

are experienced in helping many clients recover compensation for injuries they have sustained as a result of a road traffic accident. If you have recently been involved in a collision, our team of experienced personal injury solicitors can help you make a successful claim, on a no win no fee basis.

To find out more information about making a personal injury claim in Scotland, and to start your claim, call us today on 0141 375 1222 or alternatively email us, .

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