15 Jun 2020

Traffic Levels on the Rise

The UK’s traffic patterns are beginning to return to levels shown pre-lockdown, according to statistics.

Research, highlighted by Campaign, has indicated that traffic levels were at one point 50% less than normal in some areas, but in recent weeks, across the UK, those levels have started to creep up as lockdown restrictions ease.

After the coronavirus pandemic locked down most of the population from the end of March, with only essential travel allowed, the roads were sparse, with buses, haulage vehicles and emergency services vehicles predominantly visible.

But, as the number of daily deaths and new daily cases of infection have dropped, so the government has begun the process of opening up society, allowing people to go to increasing numbers of shops and to travel to different areas for exercise.

That has led to an influx of vehicles on the road, with further lockdown easing expected. Now levels are showing 30% lower than usual in some places, with other areas even closer to normal in terms of traffic levels.

Here are a few tips to help with your return to the road:

  • Be extra vigilant; some drivers will be rusty after so long off the road so errors in judgment could lead to collisions
  • Allow extra time; make sure you don’t get caught out by any increase in traffic. Leave extra time to get to your destination
  • Conduct a car check before setting off; make sure all relevant fluids are topped up and tyres are suitable for driving in terms of pressure levels.

If you have been involved in an accident on the road that wasn’t your fault, contact Winn Solicitors before your insurer to start your claim and get the support and help you need, including;

  • Sourcing a replacement credit hire vehicle, within four working hours
  • Arranging collection and repairs of your damaged vehicle
  • Expert guidance with setting up a claim, as well as assisting with any personal injury claim you may have and organising any treatment you may need for injuries sustained.

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