Country roads can be deceptively dangerous. Most accidents occur as a result of driving too fast for the road conditions and loss of control. Summer is the peak season for rural road deaths and serious injuries, particularly during the holiday months of July and August.
Drive too fast on country roads, and you may not have time to react to the unexpected. That means not just obeying the speed limit, but often driving well below it.
While the allure of Scotland’s beautiful rural routes can be hard to resist, accidents on country roads account for over half (58%) of Scotland’s road fatalities, so caution is always advised.
- Scotland, three-quarters of fatal accidents occur on rural roads.
- Two-thirds of those killed or seriously injured on rural roads are car drivers and passengers; a fifth is motorcycle riders.
- 90% killed or seriously injured on Scotland’s rural roads are on single carriage roads.
- A third of fatal and serious injuries in rural road accidents are in single-vehicle crashes; half involve two vehicles
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident – and you feel sure it wasn’t their fault – you should contact Watermans Solicitors as soon as possible. Our expert accident solicitors can help establish whether you have a valid claim and advise on how much compensation you could be entitled to.