How to Avoid Being in a Car Crash

Although it is a bit of bold statement, as no one ever goes out to intentionally crash their car, but these things do happen, and happen a lot with thousands of car crashes each day in the United Kingdom. There are many contributing factors to these and some of these can be easily avoided.

Adhere to the Law When Driving.

Drink driving can have an impact on people’s judgement and other than it being illegal you are much more likely to be involved in a car crash than when sober, another illegal activity whilst driving is the use of a mobile phone, the law has recently changed to point out that just holding a phone whilst driving will result in a penalty, fine or both.

Lack of Concentration.

In most car accidents it is the lack of concentration that is to blame, as mentioned above, the use of a phone distracts you from concentrating on the road, but other factors can contribute to a car accident such as pets loose in the car, over-talkative passengers and one of the worst is driving whilst you are tired, even short distances can be affected. Certainly, on long car journeys be sure to take a break little and often. As the saying goes ‘It is better to get there late, rather than not get there at all!’

Avoid Speeding.

One of the most common laws broken in the UK is speeding, sticking to the speed limit (or under it) gives you more time to react to any potential hazards, as well as always keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, again another illegality known as tailgating if you don’t. Also be sure to adjust your speed dependant on the weather, icy roads, wet roads and even fog can have a severe affect on your driving and your awareness, so slow down in adverse weather conditions regardless of what the speed limit says, it is better to drive safely and be aware of any potential hazards.

In Conclusion.

In conclusion, it boils down to driving within the confines of the law, using your common sense and avoid driving whilst tired and with full concentration on the road as well as its surrounding for a safe journey from A to B. Of course, no matter how careful you are, it can be the fault of the other driver, fortunately in such cases Innocent Driver have you covered.

Getting In Touch

We offer a wide range of ways to get in touch with us. The quickest being to call us on our freephone number which is 0800 368 8928. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form on our website, the direct link to this is or use the yellow ‘Make a Claim’ button. If you prefer to email us, you can do so by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and using the title ‘Make a Claim’. With the first option we will speak with you and take as much details as we can on the claim, to speed the claim we recommend having your vehicle details to hand, as well as the other involved party or parties, if possible, but don’t worry the important step is to initiate the claim with us.

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