What to do After a Car Accident
Getting into a road traffic accident is no laughing matter and it is important that you take the necessary steps in the time afterwards in order to ensure that both parties are safe. After all, even minor car accidents can be dangerous. The team here at V12 Sports and Classic want to promote safe driving which is why we are going to go over the steps that you should take immediately after a car accident, should you ever be involved in one…
Stop and call 999
The first thing you should do is stop your vehicle, turn off the engine and turn on your hazard lights. This is so you can establish whether or not anybody has been seriously injured in the altercation. After this, you or a bystander should call 999 and ask for the police and an ambulance if any of the following apply: people appear to be injured, the vehicles involved are blocking the road or foul play is suspected. It is important that you always stop your vehicle after an accident as failing to do so is an offence according to the Road Traffic Act.
Giving Details and Statements
If the police are required on the scene then you will be asked to give a formal statement of your version of events so that it can be used at a later date. In addition to this, you will be required to give your name and contract details to the officer in question so that they can reach you. At this point any bystanders who may have witnessed the accident or have dashcam footage should come forward, so it may be helpful if you ask them to remain at the scene if you are not injured and are able to do so.
There are may ways to stay safe on the road in order to avoid an accident from taking place. For example, you should never attempt to use your mobile phone as this takes your attention away from the road. Plus, it is also illegal and can result in an immediate disqualification from driving. In addition to this, you should always wear your seatbelt as this will help reduce the severity of any injuries should you ever get in a collision with another vehicle.
Driving can be incredibly dangerous. After all, you can’t control whether other drivers are abiding by the law or not when they are behind the wheel of a car. Plus, accidents can occur regardless of whether or not you’re driving the newest model. A used hatchback is perfect for those looking to follow the highway code and practice safe driving! Get in contact with a member of the V12 Sports and Classics team today!