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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT? Driving Tips
from Car Leasing Made Simple Carleasingmadesimple.com
Carleasingmadesimple.com Car crashes are something that dont
really bare thinking about but unfortunately do happen. After a
drive to work, last week one of our staff saw encountering
tailbacks, and one particularly unlucky/lucky (depending on how you
look at it) member of staff witnessing a crash directly in front of
him but coming out unscathed, all due to heavy fog we thought it
was appropriate for us to try and prepare you for how to deal with
a car accident and give you some car accident advice. So, what
should you do if you have a car accident?
Carleasingmadesimple.com 1) Stop Its possible the crash was so
serious that all cars involved have been brought to an immediate
stop. However, if this isnt the case you must ensure that you stop
your car in a safe and timely manner. Under the Road Traffic Act it
is an offence not to do so and could lead to you ending up in
prison. When you have stopped ensure your engine is switched off
and that your hazard lights are on.
Carleasingmadesimple.com 2) Ensure no one is hurt If anyone,
including yourself, is hurt then you must contact the emergency
services on 999 immediately. Damage may not just be physical
though, you could well be dealing with shock immediately after the
crash. If this is the case then take a second to get your bearings,
take a few deep breaths and try and calm yourself down. The calmer
you are the easier everything will be to deal with. If everyone is
ok but the accident has created a blockage in the road the police
should also be contacted.
Carleasingmadesimple.com 3) Providing information You are
obliged to give your name, address and registration number to any
other involved parties after an accident. This also stands if you
crash into a parked car or someones property. Just because no one
is present doesnt mean there arent other victims! All car accidents
should be reported to the police, 101 for less serious crashes,
within 24 hours. Failing to do this could get you a fine, points or
even lead to you being disqualified.
Carleasingmadesimple.com Other Tips On How To Deal With A Car
Accident Make a note of other pieces of information. A list of all
damage caused to all vehicles that were involved. Photos of the
scene and all vehicles involved. Dont discuss fault Make a Personal
Record. Stay calm.
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