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Darker Days means extra care should be taken on roads


Darker Days means extra care should be taken on roads

Motorists will have to adjust to driving in the dark whilst pedestrians and other road users require to be extra vigilant.
Now that we have all enjoyed the extra hour in bed following the clocks changing, motorists will have to adjust to driving in the dark whilst pedestrians and other road users require to be extra vigilant.

All road users should take steps to help reduce accidents.

Motorists should ensure that:-

  • windows are clean and free from frost or snow or anything else which could restrict visibility;
  • lights are clean and working properly;
  • tyres are not worn and are at the correct pressure.

Equally other road users such as cyclists and motor cyclists should ensure that:-

  • they wear bright-coloured or fluorescent clothing;
  • lights are clean and working properly;
  • proper clothing is worn, including helmets.

Lastly, pedestrians should also:-

  • wear bright coloured clothing;
  • use traffic crossings where available.

Most importantly, all road users and pedestrians should be aware of their surroundings and other persons using the road, particularly as there are likely to be more motorists on the road at this time of year.

Caroline Kelly is an Associate and Solicitor Advocate in Thorntons Personal Injury Team. If you have any questions about making a personal injury claim, please contact Caroline on the details below.

Posted by Caroline Kelly

Partner & Solicitor Advocate

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