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Can you be prepared for a car accident?

If you are one of the many drivers in New Jersey, you may be well aware that traversing the state's thoroughfares can be crazy and even dangerous at times. Your efforts to drive defensively and with careful attention to the rules of the road can help you to avoid danger and travel safely. However, at times, you may be unable to escape a car accident and find yourself sitting in the middle of a crash. Fortunately, there are things you can do ahead of time to be prepared for a car accident in case it happens to you. 

According to GEICO, you should always keep a vehicle safety kit inside of your vehicle. The items you should pack include the following:

  • Flares
  • Blanket
  • Tow rope
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Basic tool kit 

When you plan to travel somewhere, make sure you fully charge your phone. Additionally, you should take the time to input phone numbers into the emergency contacts file so you can quickly dial for help if you find yourself needing assistance. You should always keep important information inside of your glove box including your vehicle registration, driver's license, insurance information and an additional copy of your emergency contacts. 

If you are involved in an accident, immediately get yourself and any vehicle occupants to a location where everyone is safe. From here, call 911 and stay on the scene until they arrive. Often, the authorities will inquire about what happened, take witness accounts and assist you and other involved parties in the accurate exchange of information. 

The content in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 

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