Car accidents can happen at any time, and sometimes they are unavoidable. However, there are things that you can do to help reduce your chances of being in a car accident.

When you’re driving, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times. You need to be especially careful when the weather is bad, as conditions can become dangerous very quickly.

Unfortunately, even the best drivers can find themselves in a car accident as other drivers have responsibility over their vehicles, which can mean even the smallest mistake on their behalf can have harmful consequences to drivers like yourself.

By managing your speed and being aware of any fatigue, keeping a safe stopping distance between you and other vehicles, and taking extra care at intersections and when overtaking, you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe on the road.

However, if you happen to find yourself in a car accident, there is no need to worry, as Scientific Motor Body Works has an unrivalled commitment to quality customer service and impeccable prestige smash repairs.

What Should I Do if I Am Involved in a Car Accident?

According to the NRMA Insurance website, these are the steps you should take if involved in a car accident.

  1. Check to see if everyone is okay and ring for emergency if someone is injured or you think there is a hazard.
  2. If your car cannot be driven, you will need to organise a tow truck to pick up your vehicle. Insurance such as NRMA will often include this in your policy.
  3. If another vehicle is involved, you should try and get the other driver’s details including:
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • License Number
    • Vehicle Registration Number
  1. It can also be helpful to grab out your phone and take some photos of both cars’ damage.

 

What Are The Most Common Types of Car Accidents?

According to the NSW Government, almost 80% of all NSW casualty crashes (that is, where a person is killed or injured) fall into five crash types. These include:

  • Colliding with the rear of another vehicle
  • Colliding with an adjacent vehicle
  • Colliding with an oncoming vehicle
  • Running off the road on a straight section
  • Running off the road on a curve or bend

While these are also very common cash types for provisional drivers, accidents can happen to anyone, so it is important to be aware of these situations so that you can protect yourself and others or you might find yourself visiting a smash repairer.

If you are in need of a tow truck service anytime or anyplace, contact Combined Towing on (02) 9319 3434 or Get a Quote for reliable vehicle transportation or roadside assistance.

Collisions With Other Vehicles

If you’re like most people in Sydney, you rely on your car to get around. You use it to run errands or pick up the kids from school, or travel to work. When you are driving, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. You should be especially careful when changing lanes or making turns, as other cars may not see you coming.

Common crash types that involve colliding with others include rear-ending, colliding with vehicles coming from an adjacent direction (that is, left or right) and colliding with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. Even if you drive cautiously and obey all the traffic laws, there’s no guarantee that you won’t end up in a collision with another vehicle.

Despite there being a responsibility placed on other drivers to drive safely, different drivers have varied interpretations of ‘safe’ driving, which can put others at risk of being harmed. While you can’t influence other drivers, you can consider a few tips to limit your chances of causing a vehicle collision.

These tips include keeping your distance behind the car in front so that you can stop safely, driving strategically to avoid situations that could force you to suddenly use your breaks, as well as ensuring you do not drive when drowsy or under the influence.

Running Off The Road

Every day, drivers take to the roads and highways, travelling to their destinations. For some, this may be a short trip, while others may embark on long journeys. Regardless of the distance, all motorists have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely and responsibly.  When they don’t, accidents can happen.

In instances where drivers have run off the road, whether it be on a straight section or the curve of a bend in a road, some of the most common causes include driver distraction, inexperience, and hazardous road conditions. If you find yourself in a situation where you’re about to run off the road, take a few deep breaths and focus on getting back in control of your car.

Will Modern Vehicle Technology Prevent Car Accidents?

We are seeing a lot of technology in modern prestige vehicles around Sydney such as Audi, BMW, Lexus and Range Rover to name a few. Also, the increased popularity of electric cars with brands such as Tesla and their autopilot systems can increase driver complacency which leads to accidents. Even though Tesla and most of these vehicles have a lot of driver assistance built-in, we often see them in our Sydney workshops for smash repairs.

Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take precautions to help reduce your chances of being in a car accident. By following the simple tips we’ve outlined in this blog post, you can make yourself a safer driver and help keep yourself and your loved ones safe on the road.

If you do find yourself in an accident Scientific Motor Body Works is here to help. Our team of experts provides wonderful customer service to meet all of your prestige smash repair needs. Our team of experts have experience working with the most prestige brands in Sydney, including Audi, BMW, Lexus, Range Rover, Tesla and other electric cars.

By contacting Scientific today at 02 9212 3566 and speaking to our customer service team for all your panel beating needs, you can rest assured knowing that your car will be repaired back to its pre-accident condition. Receive a quote today for our prestige smash repairs and other services including spray painting at Scientific: Get a Quote.