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 when it happens?
Although many of us are spending a lot less time on the road this year, the chance of a collision still remains. So, Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, has these helpful tips on the steps to follow if an incident occurs:
When should you call the police?
If you’ve been involved in an incident and feel you have lost some confidence on the road, you may benefit from an Advanced Driver Course or if you want some support with particular aspects of driving, our Driver Assessment may help.
Richard said: “Being involved in a collision can be stressful. Even a minor bump can disable a car and prove costly. 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 just as much stress as you are. The main priority is to make sure everyone is safe whilst dealing with the collision.”