If you’ve been involved in a collision, you’ll know how scary it can be. But do you, and your family and friends, know what to do? Hopefully you will never need this advice but just in case, Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards has written some helpful tips on the steps to follow:
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Richard said: “Being involved in a collision can be stressful, even a minor bump can disable a car and may be costly to fix. Make sure you get as much information as you can from the other driver and any witnesses.
“Try to stay calm. It is likely that no matter who is to blame, the other party is feeling the stress as much as you are. The main priority is to make sure you are all safe whilst dealing with the collision.”
Notes to editors:
Richard Gladman is IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards.
IAM RoadSmart has a mission to make better drivers and riders in order to improve road safety, inspire confidence and make driving and riding enjoyable. It does this through a range of courses for all road users, from online assessments through to the advanced driving and riding tests. IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses operated by the UK’s largest road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and was formed in April 2016 combining the IAM, IAM Drive & Survive, PDS and IAM Driver Retraining Academy. The organisation has 92,000 members and campaigns on road safety on their behalf. At any one time there are over 7,000 drivers and riders actively engaged with IAM RoadSmart’s courses, from members of the public to company drivers, while our Driver Retraining Academy has helped 2,500 drivers to shorten their bans through education and support programmes.
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