Even if all the principles of defensive driving are followed, it will sometimes be impossible for a driver to avoid an accident.

In the event of an accident, it is critical that the correct procedures are followed to:

  • minimise risk of prosecution

  • avoid invalidation of vehicle insurance

  • allow managers to make a thorough investigation in the interests of maintain safe and legal operations.

This topic refers to UK law only. Details on special requirements in other European countries can be found in the Preparing for International Operations topic.

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