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When involved in an accident, for many people, it takes them a while to grasp what is happening. During this time their vehicle may remain in motion and could cause further damage and/or injury.

This page is to help us be more aware that if involved in an accident, our first thought should be to stop the vehicle in a safe place.

Have a look at the accompanying videos which illustrate this very point.

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🛈 Reasons to stop after being involved in an accident

There are several reasons why it is important to stop when involved in an accident, including:

  • Legal obligation: In most jurisdictions, it is a legal requirement to stop and exchange information with the other driver after an accident. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges, fines, and even imprisonment.

  • Safety: Stopping after an accident allows drivers to ensure that everyone involved in the accident is safe and receive any necessary medical attention. If someone is injured, leaving the scene of an accident can be potentially life-threatening.

  • Insurance purposes: Stopping after an accident allows drivers to exchange information with the other driver, including insurance information. This is important for filing an insurance claim and determining who is at fault for the accident.

  • Personal liability: Leaving the scene of an accident can result in personal liability for any damages or injuries that occurred as a result of the accident.

  • Ethical responsibility: Stopping after an accident is the right thing to do, both legally and ethically. It allows drivers to take responsibility for their actions and ensure that everyone involved in the accident is taken care of.

  • Suspicious: If you feel uneasy and suspect that you have intentionally been collided with in order to be criminalized, head of to the closest police station immediately, if you can, and report the accident. Alternatively, lock the doors and call emergency services. Trust your gut!

Overall, it is essential for drivers to stop after an accident, even if it is just a minor fender-bender. This ensures that everyone involved is safe and that any necessary information is exchanged, which can help with insurance claims and legal proceedings.

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