Scottish Compensation

Scottish Compensation

February 25, 2011 01:00 ET

Government Hikes and Untreated Road Damage Put Added Stress on Drivers, Say Road Accident Claim Firm

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2011) - According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, drivers are being forced to deal with driving on changed roads as a result of the harsh winter. They say more should be spent on road repairs and Scottish Compensation have also aired their concern at the impact a lack of funding could have on road safety.

The roads are full with pot holes and other side effects of the severe snow and ice we experienced, yet the IAM have complained that the government have neglected to fund repairs to roads, despite hiking up prices for fuel with increases on fuel costs and also to VAT.

Scottish Compensation say the danger is that road users are already under stress coping with the increased costs, however, now they also have to be extra vigilant on the roads as a result of unacknowledged road damage and the roads could potentially cause road accidents.

The road accident claim specialists, commented: 'Roads are in an even worse condition than they were last year as this is now two years running we have had harsh weather. The roads were revealed as being dangerously full of pot holes after thawing out and if drivers are spending more time concentrating on them they could potentially miss other driving hazards. It is important for people to take extra care and give themselves plenty of time for their journey so they are not rushing or distracted'.

Other tips from the IAM include leaving plenty of room between your car and the vehicle in front so you can evaluate the road surface, examining your tyres in case of hitting a pothole and leaving plenty of room for cyclists and motorcyclists who are in increased danger because of potholes.

Careful driving is extremely important right now and leaving anything to chance could be potentially life-threatening. It is important to be aware of others' safety on the roads as well as your own.

Scottish Compensation are urging drivers to take extra care, but of course, as much as you can try to be ensure your own driving is as safe as possible, you cannot guarantee the safe driving of others'. If you do find yourself liable for road accident compensation then Scottish Compensation are experts in handling road traffic accident claims and will be able to provide specialist advice. Visit www.scottishcompensation.com for more information.

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