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Car Safety and Manners

By
Richie Frieman

The Car Horn: It's first and foremost a safety device, so use it with care. You can indicate concern or send an alert to other drivers with a flash of your high beams, so use your horn sparingly.

High Beams: Make sure to turn them off if there is traffic approaching from the opposite direction or if you are behind another car. Blinding people is rude.

Accidents: Remain as calm and collected as possible and follow these 4 steps:

  1. Make sure that no one is injured.
  2. Get your car off to the side of the road or somewhere safe. Be careful not to step out into traffic.
  3. Try to be as courteous as possible to the other driver.You should minimally exchange insurance, license plate, and contact information.
  4. Contact your insurance company, and file a police report as soon as possible.

Hitchhikers: Being polite does not mean putting yourself at risk, so don’t pick up hitchhikers along the way. Also, use your common sense for accidents that seem suspicious – if you think someone has hit you as part of a scam, pull over and call the police immediately.

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Richie Frieman
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