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NERT EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

  • SEATBELT SAFETY
  • ANTI SPEED BREAKDOWN
  • MOTORCYCLE RECONSTRUCTION
  • RETHINK SPEED
  • OTHERS MISTAKES
  • DON'T TEXT
  • DON'T POST
  • DON'T GLANCE

Top 4 driving safety tips

1. Focus on driving Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times – no multi-tasking. Don’t use your phone or any other electronic device while driving. Slow down. Speeding gives you less time to react and increases the severity of an accident.

2. Drive “defensively” Be aware of what other drivers around you are doing, and expect the unexpected. Assume other motorists will do something crazy, and always be prepared to avoid it. Keep a 2-second cushion between you and the car in front of you. Make that 4 seconds if the weather is bad.

3. Plan ahead Build time into your trip schedule to stop for food, rest breaks, phone calls or other business. Adjust your seat, mirrors and climate controls before putting the car in gear. Pull over to eat or drink. It takes only a few minutes.

4. Practice safety Secure cargo that may move around while the vehicle is in motion. Don’t attempt to retrieve items that fall to the floor. Have items needed within easy reach – such as toll fees, toll cards and garage passes. Always wear your seat belt and drive sober and drug-free.

What to do after an accident

If you're in an accident, first make sure no one in the car is injured. Next, check on the passengers in the other vehicle, pedestrians and anyone else nearby to make sure they’re OK. Then do these five things:

Stay at the scene. Leaving can result in legal consequences, like fines or additional violations.

Contact NERT, 1011 or 112 or the local police immediately. They'll dispatch an officer and medical personnel to the scene of the accident. Once the cops arrive, wait for them to complete an accident report.

If you're on a busy highway, stay inside the car and wait for the police or an ambulance. It's dangerous if passengers stand along a freeway or other road with lots of traffic.

Don't get into an argument or a fight with the other driver. Simply exchange contact and insurance information. If possible, also get the name and phone numbers of witnesses.

Call your insurance provider to report the claim. Your agent will ask you for any paperwork you receive about the accident, and will give you important information on getting your car fixed.

What to do when pulled over

If you notice that a police car is following you with the lights flashing AND YOU ARE SURE THIS IS A VERIFIED POLICE VEHICLE, pull over to the side of the road safely and quickly.

Wait inside your car for the officer to approach, and be prepared to:

Turn on your interior light at night and keep your hands where the officer can see them, preferably on the steering wheel.

Don't reach under your seat or into your glove box. This may cause the officer to think you're reaching for a weapon or hiding something.

Give your license and proof of insurance to the officer if asked. If the officer asks you to step out of your car, do so without sudden or threatening movements.

Stay calm − don't become argumentative, disorderly or abusive − and never attempt to bribe the officer.

If a citation is issued, present your story in traffic court if you feel you’ve been unfairly treated. You may be represented by a lawyer and, if necessary, you'll be heard by a judge or magistrate.