Next things to do-
- Call local police.
- Call insurance provider.
- Take help of the locals (be careful, I have read many incidents of snatching while helping from this great forum) .
What to do if you met a hit and run accident?
It is often seen in the Indian Highway. Drivers hit-and-run. They run for their own safety in order to get rid of mob.This is another how to drive in safe mode. In case if you face such incident immediately record the following
- Color of the car.
- Number plate
- Model,make of the car.
- Time and location of accident.
- That direction information where the driver fled.
- If possible take snap.
- If there are any eyewitness, collect contact numbers.
- Now check if all passengers are fine or not,Take proper care of them.
- Report the incident along with the information to the local police.
- Talk to your authorized service center and insurance provider.
What to do in case of fatal accident?
- Check for injuries for all passengers including other driver.Call ambulance if necessary.
- Do not start hitting the other driver.( I mean do not take the law in your own hand)
- Contact local police or highway protection force.
- Collect information about the other car.
c)Number plate information.
e)Name of the owner
f)Name of the driver.
g)Address of both.
- Look for eye witness .Collect their information as well.
- Place a FIR to police.
- Report the same to your authorized service providers and insurance provider.
Final words-Have a fun mind instead of race
Driving long is a fun activity. In an air condition ,hearing music, driving with the loved one surely a fun. Enjoy it instead of go for a race with a fellow driver.Avoid driving if you are upset,tense or morally down or in high stress level. Handle calm if you are irritated with other driver.In all cases you must follow safety rules for driving safe.
Do not leave your vehicle to confront other driver or do not leave your key.Watch out for stopped vehicle (specially the trucks).In India the stopped vehicle near the road claimed as many as lives as in accident .Judge the stopping vehicle and change the lane.
Do take enough rest before a long drive .Do not take heavy meal before long drive.Survive with snacks,energy bar and water.If you are felling drowsy, take some rest .Take some energy bars,Take plenty of water ,walk around,Take nap.This is another how to drive in safe mode.
If you are driving a rental vehicle,get familiar with the car before hand for at least 2 days before you hit the road.(Zoom car,Zipcar etc).This is another how to drive in safe mode.
Travelling with kids ? stop often.This will fill energy to them.They can also complete potty break and Tiffin break.Do not forget the duplicate key. Keep it always with you in your book pocket.While driving on urban area or an highway keep plenty of cash, cash is the king as the absence of ATM.This is another how to drive in safe mode.
If you are guy who uses spectacle, always carry one or two pieces extra along with you.
Keep a tow rope just in case you need some help. Carry extra spanner.A screwdriver/ a multi purpose swiss knife/ electrical tape/2/3 extra fuses/ headlight bulb etc. These are the safety rules for driving safe.