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Scottish Compensation

September 30, 2010 18:45 ET

New Campaign Launched to Help Reduce Accidents in Country Roads

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2010) - A new safety scheme focusing on country roads was launched yesterday in Scotland. It is aimed at raising the awareness of the dangers faced when driving on these quieter roads, in a bid to reduce the fatalities occurring on them.

The campaign was set up off the back of research for the project, which revealed that a large percentage of drivers considered rural roads in Scotland to be low risk. However, there are a startling amount of deaths on these types of roads and people need to be aware of the risks involved when driving on them.

2000 people were killed or seriously injured in the west of Scotland alone last year and the fact that the roads may appear quieter does not make them safer. There are many other factors to consider, which the West of Scotland Road Safety Forum and Road Safety Scotland want people to be more aware of.

A spokesperson for Scottish Compensation, who are specialists in road accident and personal injury Scotland wide, said: 'This scheme should help people to be more vigilant when driving and therefore help to reduce the risks to themselves as well as others. There are many things to watch out for on country lanes which are generally not considered yet can be deadly, such as unexpected twists and turns on the road, hidden junctions and animals as well as slower vehicles, to name just a few. If people can be more alert to these dangers, it may help to reduce the number of fatalities'.

Just last week a man was killed and his passenger seriously injured after a collision on the A83.

It is reported that nine out of ten people in Scotland use rural roads, so this advice will be incredibly valuable to many people.

Only a couple of months ago, research revealed Scotland was one of the most dangerous places for drivers with the A83 Inveraray to Lochgilphead being named the second most dangerous road in Britain.

Scotland's many car drivers will therefore welcome the news of the new scheme and hopefully begin to turn research his around and make Scotland's roads a lot safer.

If you think you might need to make a road accident claim, then contact Scottish Compensation for a free service providing advice on your situation. Visit their website or call them on 0333 900 033.

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