Extreme weather affects driving conditions for motorists

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Leading UK law firm Accident Advice Helpline offer tips for driving in October’s extreme weather conditions.

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Last month was the driest September on record since 1910 and it seems the prolonged summer has come to an abrupt stop as October’s extreme weather brings about many travel issues. Torrential rain and hurricane-force winds have hit Britain this week.

The extreme weather has also brought tragedy with it this week as a 61-year-old taxi driver was killed after bricks were blown off the top of a building and struck him and his taxi in East Yorkshire. And a motorcyclist died in a crash with a tractor on a leafy country road in Berkshire.

Leading UK law firm Accident Advice Helpline said “With changing weather conditions, motorists need to be particularly careful as leaves and debris may have blown onto the road and wet weather makes conditions slippery. To stay safe reduce your speed and maintain a safe gap from the vehicle in front”.

These extreme weather conditions are going to have a huge effect on the condition of roads with tree’s being torn down and obstructing roads, and power lines being ripped out. Heavy rain and hurricane-force winds have been predicted through much of Britain and it’s likely to carry on past this week.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather warned of the risk of thunderstorms this week. He said “This coming week will see low pressure and unsettled weather dominating across many parts of the country, and this will bring a more widespread autumnal feel to affairs and markedly cooler temperatures”.

Rail passengers are also facing disruption as many trains have been delayed or cancelled due to leaves and trees on the tracks and the heightened wind speeds.

Accident Advice Helpline said “When the weather gets bad think carefully about every journey before you embark on it: is it essential? If so make sure you leave early and give yourself more time so you can maintain a slower speed in order to keep maximum control over your vehicle”.

If you’ve been injured in an accident on the road because of the negligence of another driver, then you could claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline have over fourteen years’ experience helping people win personal injury claims and you can begin your claim with them too. Give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or fill in the form on their website for a call back.

This press release has been written in accordance to the information from the article “Taxi driver killer by falling masonry after 122mph winds leave 10,000 without power and flooded roads and leaves on the line mean misery for commuters” from the Daily Mail; published on 7th October. You can read the original press release through Accident Advice Helpline.

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