Complete Vehicle Services Paraparaumu Asks – Accidents – What Do You Do?
Accidents could happen anytime. In fact, even if you are the most careful driver you could actually meet accidents on the road. Sometimes, it even happens right on your street just as you are pulling away from your driveway.
What do you do when you get involved and are part of a traffic accident?
Always have an emergency medical kit in your glove compartment or under your seat. It is also handy to carry a cellular phone, a pen, a paper, and a disposable camera. These would be to take important information about the scene. There should also be a card carrying information about your medical allergies or conditions that may require special medical attention. In the boot, there should also be a warning triangle and a fire extinguisher.
If you, your passengers or the other party’s occupants seem injured call emergency services for help immediately.
If you are involved in minor accidents and there are no serious injuries, move your cars to the side. Do not stay on the road and bother oncoming traffic. If you do such a thing, chances are that there might be more traffic accidents headed your way because of your vehicles obstructing the road. On the other hand, if the car cannot be moved, make sure that you warn other motorists by setting out your hazard lights, cones, flares, or warning triangles.
Exchange information with the other parties involved. Exchange names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies, policy numbers, drivers license numbers, and license plate numbers. Also, take down the description of each car, the year, make, model, and color. The location of the collision and how it happened should also be recorded.
If you carry a disposable camera, or have a smart-phone with inbuilt camera, take pictures of the accident scene for future reference. If there are witnesses to the accident, ask for their contact details. Depending on the severity of the accident it may be important to involve the police.
Most accidents happen because of in-attention, or a driver being tired. Sometimes alcohol is involved. Faulty brakes, worn tyres, worn out suspension or other mechanical problems can contribute to a serious accident.
To avoid any mechanical faults it pays to have your vehicle checked regularly by Simon, who can quickly establish if your vehicle needs attention.
Simon at Complete Vehicle Services in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast is an MTA Certified Mechanic, and he is the best person who can technically and professionally check up on your vehicle’s safety. For Peace of Mind contact Simon today on 04 902 6066 to make an appointment, or contact Simon directly at CLICK HERE