Sunday 19th December 2010
Be Wiser Insurance

Motorists who drive dangerously in order to squeeze past the scene of an accident are risking causing another one, it has been claimed.

In a recent article in the national press a paramedic who was called to a particular accident scene was horrified at the behaviour of inconsiderate drivers. He told police that there were several people involved in the crash who needed to be assessed and checked over by the paramedics; luckily none had to be taken to hospital. However, he was worried about the number of motorists not prepared to wait for the scene to be cleared before continuing on their journey.

The paramedic later told reporters that drivers used the hard shoulder to get past the accident, putting themselves and others at risk of causing problems and even another accident. This thoughtless action also impeded the approach of the emergency services vehicles.

Police across the country have reported suffering abuse from motorists looking to get past them while attending road accidents. Any form of dangerous driving is a risk to other people and a driver's car insurance policy.

"I urge motorists to think carefully when approaching the scene of an accident and to consider their safety and that of others when attempting to continue their journey," said the paramedic.

Tagged In:

Car infotainment systems create worse reaction times than drink and drug driving
Driving Safety
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Tests have shown that reaction times were five times slower for those using infotainment systems in cars than a person drug or drink driving. Shockingly, further tests showed that reaction times when using touch controls rather than voice control were found to be worse than texting while driving.
Will roads be full of electric scooters under proposed plans?
Driving Safety
Monday 23rd March 2020
As part of the new government ‘transport revolution’, plans have been laid out to allow electric scooters on UK roads. Transport booking systems and medical delivery drones have also been mentioned as ways to revolutionise our transport systems. Trials for e-scooters are to begin soon in four major transport zones.
Panic buying could invalidate your car insurance
Car Insurance
Friday 20th March 2020
Panic buying a large amount of groceries and household items could invalidate your car insurance if you fill your car with goods that obstruct your vision or weigh down your vehicle excessively.