LIVE-SAVING TIPS: One can easily forget the correct steps to follow after a car crash. Image: Shutterstock ~ Shutterstock
Try to avoid stopping on the highway. If possible, use the next off ramp to stop in a more public area where you can stretch, refresh and/or take a break from driving. •
Have emergency numbers inside your vehicle or on your cell phone. •
Keep essential roadside equipment with you as many breakdowns are caused by relatively minor problems. Items include a fist aid kit, tow rope, warning triangles, torch and fie extinguisher. •
In the event of a crash, determine the extent of the damage or injuries and assess whether or not medical attention is required. •
Take a photo of the incident and file an accident report with the police as you will need a case number for your insurance company to fie a claim. Remember to record names, addresses, telephone and ID numbers of everyone involved in the crash.BACK TO MAIN STORY.