9 things you need to remember after a car accident

9 things you need to remember after a car accident
Bumpers damaged from a car crash.
Bumpers damaged from a car crash.
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While most of us drive with care and consideration for those we share the road with, being aware of what’s happening outside and around your car could save you and your passengers from an accident.

Defensive driving, as it is known, means you’re watching the cars, trucks, buses and taxis around you, and anticipating what each may or may not do that could cause a mishap and, at the same time, keeping your own car clear of danger.

Even with the utmost care and skill, accidents still happen, either to or unintentionally by you. Whatever the cause of the accident, it is important to know what to do in such an event.

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