How Do You Get To Work and What Does It Say About You?
November 23 to 29 is Road Safety Week. It's a time for reflection on what we can do as drivers to make every journey that little bit safer. It's also a time to reflect on what exactly it is that your car (or your preferred mode of transport) says about you.Brake's annual event asks you to pledge to 'Drive Less, Live More'.
As a car driver you like the simplicity of getting into your vehicle, and getting swiftly from A to B.
You're king (or queen) of the road in more ways than one – the DVLA estimates
that there are roughly 28.7 million cars on the road
, making up a huge 83% of the total vehicles
- and this number just keeps growing year on year.
And, whether you commute in a gas-guzzling 4x4, a humble-hybrid, or even an electric car – you know that you're in the majority of vehicles on the road.
Bus commuters don't mind sharing their transport with the rest of the general public, and it certainly has its perks; relatively cheaper
than fuelling a car for long journeys, it's convenient
, and sharing is better for the environment
For whatever reason, you helped bus users in England alone to clock up a huge 1.29 billion miles
Maybe you're trying to get in those extra 30 minutes of exercise each day – but riding your bike to work also means big savings on fuel, and it's much kinder to the environment.
You're also part of a worrying statistic; every year in the UK around 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road accidents
The simplest way to get to work; by putting one foot in front of the other.
Unluckily for you though, the Department for Transport
reported that after car fatalities
, 25% of all fatalities in UK road traffic accidents in 2014 were pedestrians
The Common Factor
Regardless of your preferred method of transport – each comes with its own set of risks. The common factor here is that all modes of transport contribute towards road traffic accidents in the UK
Had an Accident?
It's important to seek legal and medical advice in the first instance
If you've suffered an injury and have had your quality of life, general wellbeing, or your work life affected, you could be able to make a claim for compensation
.Our expert team of personal injury lawyers can help guide you in the aftermath of an accident, whether that's advising you in response to a motoring offence, or helping you to make a compensation claim for your injuries.