Sunday, 7 August 2016

Highway Code: Incidents . . .



The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone. 

Rule 283

If you are involved in a crash or stop to give assistance 
  • use your hazard warning lights to warn other traffic 
  • ask drivers to switch off their engines and stop smoking 
  • arrange for the emergency services to be called immediately with full details of the incident location and any casualties (on a motorway, use the emergency telephone which allows easy location by the emergency services. If you use a mobile phone, first make sure you have identified your location from the marker posts on the side of the hard shoulder) 
  • move uninjured people away from the vehicles to safety; on a motorway this should, if possible, be well away from the traffic, the hard shoulder and the central reservation 
  • do not move injured people from their vehicles unless they are in immediate danger from fire or explosion 
  • do not remove a motorcyclist's helmet unless it is essential to do so 
  • be prepared to give first aid
  • stay at the scene until emergency services arrive. 

If you are involved in any other medical emergency on the motorway you should contact the emergency services in the same way.

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