If you’ve been in a car accident, the most important thing is to make sure everyone is okay and out of the car. If not, call the Emergency Services on 999 or 112 from a mobile phone.
Don’t stand in the road unless you want to be injured twice.
More than 1,500 people are injured or killed on the hard shoulder each year so if you’re on a motorway, stand at the very inside of the hard shoulder. As soon as you can, get yourself and your family away from the motorway and up onto the banks.
This chapter is all about what to do at the scene of the accident. It explains your legal obligations, and sets out some sensible advice — regardless of who’s to blame.