The Institute of Advanced Motorists have asked for a Rural A-Roads section to be added to the driving test following statistics showing that 82% of rural fatalities happen on or around rural A-Roads rather than rural dual-carriageways or rural motorways.
The danger posed by rural roads extends to country roads.
But with less traffic why are country roads so dangerous?
- Poor quality road surfaces
- Potholes causing punctured tyres
- Blind Bends
- Animals crossing the road
- Horse Riders
- Slow moving Traffic from Farms
- Blind Junctions
These are just some of the hazards which make country roads potentially dangerous. “Potentially” because with the appropriate care and skill drivers should still be able to travel through our country roads safely and without a danger to pedestrians.
- Driving too fast
- Overtaking on blind bends
- Failing to take care when exiting a junction
- Using a mobile phone
- Misjudging distance between vehicle and pedestrian
These are just some of the reasons why Pedestrians injured on a country road have instructed Graham Coffey & Co Specialist Pedestrian Solicitors.
Pedestrians are uniquely at risk on our country roads. Runners and Dog Walkers are among the most common victims of pedestrian injuries on country roads.
Accident claims for Pedestrian Injuries in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas
Some drivers on country roads mistake the open roads as an invitation to disregard the usual standards of safe driving - encouraged by the lack of traffic to driver too fast – they lose sight of the hidden dangers.
When an accident happens the negligent driver is only too keen to blame the pedestrian. Lack of witnesses and road markings often encourage drivers to try and “get away with it”.
If you have been injured as a result of negligent driving then call Graham Coffey & Co Specialist Pedestrian Solicitors who will discuss the accident circumstances in details with you and where necessary obtained a detailed accident scene report to make sure we succeed in recovering your compensation.
Many solicitors are reluctant to deal with disputed pedestrian claims especially when the accident has happens on a remote country road. Graham Coffey & Co Specialist Pedestrian Solicitors routinely pursue negligent drivers on behalf of injured pedestrians and we will rely on over 200 years combined Pedestrian Injury Solicitor experience to ensure the negligent driver is held accountable.
What if the driver doesn't stop?
If you have reported the matter to the police we may still be able to help. Whether you have been able to record the registration number or not Graham Coffey & Co Specialist Pedestrian Solicitors will be able to help. We routinely liaise with the Police Authorities and the Motor Insurers Bureau to make sure victims of hit and run accidents can still recover the compensation they deserve.