Ahead of the clicks going forward an hour on Sunday (March 30th) under British Summer Time, motorists are being advised to take extra care; as lighter evenings typically mean more children out playing.
Statistics suggest that nearly a quarter of all road traffic accidents involving children occur during March and April, as the clocks change, with roughly 60 percent of these accidents occurring between the hours of 3pm and 8pm –when evenings are lighter.
Now, in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents following the clocks going forward, motorists are being urged to be alert to children using the roads, including looking out for children crossing between parked cars, and those playing in open spaces who could run out into the road.
In addition, parents are being encouraged to remind their children of the dangers of the roads, and to ensure that there children are giving the roads their full attention when out playing.
However, as personal injury solicitors, we understand and appreciate no matter how cautious a driver is, or how much attention a pedestrian is giving the road before crossing, accidents can and do still happen.
This is why our personal injury solicitors are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored personal injury legal advice to those who have been injured in a road traffic accident – whether as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian – when it can be proven that the accident and injuries sustained are the fault of another person.
To find out how we can help you make a personal injury claim following an accident; contact our team today.