Reported Road Traffic Accidents in 2021 – Tips on how to stay safe on the roads

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On 25th November, the government has published the latest reported figures from road traffic accidents in the year ending June 2021. Even though road traffic accidents are on a gradual downfall over the last years, the figures reported are significant; if you have been involved in a road traffic accident, contact our experienced solicitors now.

The latest reported statistics 

The latest report provides statistics on the amount of road traffic accidents that occurred and were reported. The report showed a decrease in an overall road traffic accident following the previous year, this is predicted to be due to the decrease of vehicles on the road due to COVID restrictions. 

In the year ending June 2021, there were 24,530 killed or seriously injured individuals from road traffic accidents, from that there were 1,390 reported road deaths, which was a decrease of 11% from the following year. There was an overall decrease in road traffic accidents in the year leading up to June 2021. Especially during national lockdowns, the amount of road traffic accidents dropped drastically. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, contact our experienced solicitors now. 

How to avoid road traffic accidents? 

No matter if you are a driver, rider, or pedestrian, when on the road, you must be cautious and aware of road users, to avoid road traffic accidents. According to the latest highway code rules of the hierarchy of road users, drivers hold the greatest responsibility to keep more vulnerable road users safe, as they can cause the most damage. 

Tips for drivers: Always check your mirrors before turning, be aware of other road users that may be going straight on behind you or near you. Make sure to indicate and slow down, when turning and give way to any pedestrians that are trying to cross.

Tips for pedestrians: Avoid distractions, especially when walking in busy areas. Use pedestrian zones where possible, and if there aren’t pedestrian zones available, make sure to proceed with caution. 

Tips for cyclists: Wear protective gear and a helmet. Even though they are not a legal requirement; helmets can reduce the chances of serious injuries or fatality if involved in an accident considerably.

Tips for motorcyclists: Make yourself as visible as possible, wear motorcycle protective gear and buy a helmet from a specialist provider. 

How we can help 

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, contact our experienced solicitors now. We will ensure that your process runs as smoothly as possible, ensuring you go back to your daily life as soon as it is possible. 

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  1. As soon as the accident has occurred, make sure that everyone is safe and call any emergency services if it is necessary.
  2. Gather as much evidence as you can from the scene of the accident, this includes photos and videos, witness reports, dashcam, and CCTV footage.
  3. Call us now on 0141 648 4428 and start a successful claim now.

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