What should you do in an accident?
Do you know what to do in an accident? If your Audi is involved in an accident, keep calm and ensure your safety and the safety of others. Act responsibly and record the details of the driver and any occupants, time, location of the accident, as well as the amount of traffic and weather conditions at the time of the accident.
Use this easy-to-follow accident plan in the event of a collision:
- Stop - Under the Road Traffic Act 1989, you must stop if any person or animal has been injured, or if any property, road signs or street ‘furniture’ (including other vehicles) are damaged.
- Stay calm - Do not admit liability. If you do, your insurance company may refuse your claim. Try to avoid the conversation about the possible cause of the accident.
- Warn other motorists - Avoid the risk of further accidents or injury by warning other road users of the hazards.
- Don’t move the injured party - Administer any first aid you can safely provide if you are a certified first aider and summon help.
- Get their details - Make a note of any other drivers involved, together with their vehicle details and description.
- Be prepared to share information - You will need to give your name, address and vehicle registration number to anyone having reasonable grounds for requiring information.
- Report the accident - The accident must be reported at the scene. If you don’t, you have to notify the police within 24 hours and provide your certificate of insurance and driving licence at the nearest police station.
- Insurance details - Exchange insurance details within seven days or contact the police if you don’t receive them.
Make sure you take the names and details of any witnesses who saw the accident and where they were. And if there are any allegations of an offence, this must be reported to the police.