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Here for life

The Queensland Government has recently launched a new campaign. We think it’s pretty relevant and one that we’re glad to share. It’s called Here for Life and it’s about staying safe on the roads and being here for the ‘good times ahead’.

You’ll find plenty of useful tips for safe driving and information about how your driving behaviour impacts on others under the Be Safe section of the site. And be sure to check out the road safety campaigns while you’re there.

Invite your friends to visit Here for Life too, and if you’d like to keep up-to-date with the latest in road safety, please subscribe to the e-newsletter, Life News.

The latest on rear-ending

The Queensland Government has recently launched a new campaign. We think it’s pretty relevant and one that we’re glad to share. It’s called Here for Life and it’s about staying safe on the roads and being here for the ‘good times ahead’.

You’ll find plenty of useful tips for safe driving and information about how your driving behaviour impacts on others Be sure to check out the road safety campaigns while you’re there.

Invite your friends to visit Here for Life too, and if you’d like to keep up-to-date with the latest in road safety, please subscribe to the e-newsletter, Life News.

The latest on rear-ending

So when we talk about rear-ending, we mean the ‘one vehicle smashes up the back of another vehicle’…ok?

It’s one of the most common road accidents that can happen on the road and we thought we’d explain some of the technical details surrounding the rear-ending rules and responsibilities should an accident occur.

  • If only two cars are involved in a rear-end collision then the general rule of thumb is that the car which hits from behind is at fault. However there are exceptions to this rule.
  • In situations where a car rolls back into a stationary vehicle behind it is the front car that is liable regardless of how close the rear vehicle was behind. However this can be difficult to prove if there are not independent witnesses.
  • If the rear-end collision is a multiple vehicle accident i.e. three or more vehicles than it is necessary to determine which vehicle caused the accident and which vehicle was pushed into another vehicle.

The best way to avoid rear-ending is to do what may seem obvious to some, but areminder never goes astray.

  1. Keep your distance – breaking distances vary with speed and riding drivers’ tails is, in every way, unacceptable.
  2. Slow down and keep to the speed limit – it’s there for a reason.
  3. Don’t use your phone in the car – texting and fiddling on the phone is a sure fire way to reduce your attention.
  4. Be aware of your surrounds, break lights and traffic lights – looking ahead helps you anticipate what’s coming up.
  5. Contact Sinnamon Lawyers should you have any queries – we can help you should you need advice.

Please contact me regarding an accident

You can call us on 1800 007 277 or complete the attached form and we will call you almost immediately.

If you would like to tell us a bit more about your accident before we call you, please use the online enquiry form.