Road Traffic Accidents

All road users are expected to follow guidelines and rules set out in the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988. The rules may vary depending on whether you’re a pedestrian, driver, cyclist or motorcyclist.

However, each has a duty of care to be considerate to one another on the road and to avoid creating the risk of harm.

For example, drivers must not operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The consequences could result in them losing control of the vehicle, having slower reflexes and poor judgement. This could lead to them crashing into another vehicle or knocking over a pedestrian or cyclist.