Dangerous driving is a problem which exists in probably all counties across Britain and can cause considerable damage to vehicles and property as well as resulting in injuries and fatalities for drivers, passengers and innocent bystanders. As there is such a problem with people driving dangerously and recklessly a number of councils, police forces and local organisations are attempting to deal with the issue.
A traffic accident can lead to serious injuries for people involved in the collision and this can have a long lasting effect on their lives; they may suffer from a disability or struggle to return to their employment as a result of the injuries. When people have been victims of accidents and been injured then road traffic accident claims will often be made against the guilty party. The claims are made in order to receive compensation for the injuries and trauma caused by the collision or accident. The compensation money is often used to help the victims recover, whether this is for buying any equipment they may need or to pay for bills when they are off work. It is not only drivers of cars who can cause accidents through dangerous driving but motorcyclists can also be involved in accidents. If somebody is injured in a motorcycle accident then they can make motorbike accident compensation claims in a similar manner to making a claim involving a car.
In Derbyshire there has been particular concern over the number of motorcycle accidents and so recently a campaign was launched as part of an attempt to reduce the number of accidents and promote safe road usage. The campaign is called Operation Focus and is aimed at promoting safety and awareness with the hope of reducing the number of accidents and deaths that occur on the roads. The police monitor a number of roads and target drivers and motorcyclists who are going too fast. Last year there were 136 deaths or injuries suffered by motorcyclists, which was an increase on the previous year’s figure of 96. It is because of the high number of accidents and deaths that the police and local groups want to improve awareness and safety on the roads in an attempt to lower this number of fatalities.
Riding a motorbike can be dangerous as the rider is not enclosed and so is much more exposed to any danger that they may encounter. As there are already some risks involved it is important that avoidable risks such as speeding motorists and dangerous drivers are taken out of the picture in order to improve the safety for all road users. For those who do suffer in a road accident then they can very often make a claim against the driver responsible and receive some form of compensation which can then aid the recovery process.