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Friday, January 05, 2007

After An Accident

Even the most careful driver may become involved in a motor vehicle accident. Even if you have followed all of the rules of safe driving and have taken a defensive driving class, you may still be rear-ended while you are waiting at a traffic light or involved in an accident in some other way.

When this unfortunate and unpleasant circumstance happens to you, what should you do? The first thing to do is to stay in your car. Despite your inevitable sense of confusion and panic, you must make sure that your car and its occupants are not in further danger. Have you been pushed to the middle of a busy intersection or has your car drifted into the path of oncoming traffic? If so, attempt to move the car to a safe place.

If your car is in a safe place, then DO NOT MOVE IT. Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If necessary, call 911 immediately. Do not exit your car until you have done this. Be careful, when getting out of your car. Make sure you do not walk into traffic.

If possible, attempt to ascertain if anyone in any other car has been injured. If no one has been injured, should you call 911? You will learn in a class defensive driving that all motor vehicle accidents should be reported to the police.


Steve said...

The most important tip is to make sure everyone is safe! You should always get an accident report for insurance purposes, even if nobody is hurt.

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