Road Safety and Accident Procedure

The principal considerations of traffic accident procedure should be established as follows:

  • remain calm

  • switch off engines

  • take fire precautions

  • prevent further injury

  • control traffic

  • record witnesses

  • give priority to emergency vehicles

  • ensure the comfort and convenience of passengers.

Warning Triangles

In most countries, it is a legal obligation to place warning triangles at the scene, otherwise it is good practice. In the event of two or more vehicles being involved in an accident, these should take account of overtaking and oncoming traffic and should be strategically sited having regard to local circumstances such as bends in the road at, or approaching, the scene.

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