Residential areas are groups of buildings set aside for people to live in. Most people in the UK will live in some type of residential area, be it a village, housing estate or the suburbs of our cities and towns.
In a recent EURORAP survey, 40% of drivers stated they believed that motorways and dual carriageways were Britain’s most dangerous types of road. In truth, government statistics show that rural roads are three times more dangerous than motorways. Rural A roads make up the entire “top 10” dangerous roads in the UK. Car accident claim statistics show a higher number of urban and rural claims than are made following a motorway accident.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that car parks are completely safe. After all, they are small spaces with a very low speed limit (usually around 5mph). Drivers look for a parking bay, find it, and most vehicles are stationary for the day. Can they really be that dangerous?
There exists a common misconception that it is not necessary to wear a seat belt whilst riding in a taxi. A driver with paying passengers is not legally required to wear a seatbelt, but all passengers are.
Unfortunately knowledge of hard shoulder safety is not widespread. Most people only start thinking about what to do when they find themselves in the hard shoulder.