With the expected El Niño storms, wet winter weather makes driving extra dangerous. In the event that you are in an accident this winter, make sure you know what to do. Stay safe with auto insurance and check out these tips for handling winter car accidents.
Keep Calm, And Breathe On.
While flying off the handle may help you let off some steam, it won’t do you much good. When you’re angry you certainly aren’t thinking clearly. Take a deep breath, and put your hazard lights on to make sure you’re visible to other drivers.
During a storm, visibility may be less than ideal. Being stalled is not only hazardous to you, but to all the cars on the road. Slick roads make it harder to stop quickly and reduced visibility makes it a dangerous situation. Don’t get out of your car on the road unless it’s absolutely necessary. After an accident, pull over to the side of the road if possible. If you can’t pull over, stay in your car and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
Stay in Plain Sight.
Don’t make the situation worse; make sure that you’re visible on the road. Use reflective triangles and flares, or tie a colorful cloth to your antenna so that you can be seen. That way other cars know to slow down, and you reduce your risk for an additional accident.
Make sure that you exchange information with all parties involved in the accident. Collect their name, insurance information, address, and phone number. Also be sure to document the accident, and take pictures if necessary.
Make sure you stay safe on the road this winter with auto insurance. Contact the professionals at Fuller Insurance Agency, located in Southern California, for assistance finding the right policies for your lifestyle in the Chino Hills, Los Angeles, Long Beach and surrounding communities.