If a serious accident were to take place on Britain's roads, more than half of drivers would not know what to do, it has been claimed.
Research from a well known comparison site has indicated that around six out of ten have a rough idea of what they should do, but most (about eight out of ten) could not distinctly recall procedure as noted in the Highway Code.
While an accident can have a serious effect on a car insurance policy, the danger may not be over if those attending to the scene are not clued up.
"I think it's a case of reminding people and perhaps the insurers should remind everyone what they must do in case of a serious accident. I suggest that they print it on all motor insurance policies," said the chairman of the firm.
If you are involved in a traffic collision the first thing you must do is make sure you have a pen and paper then write down as much information as you can about the circumstances such as date and time, location, contact details of all involved including any witnesses or passengers. Make sure you get the vehicle details especially the registration numbers and insurance details. If a police officer attends then make sure you get their ‘collar number’, name and force number.
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