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05 Nov 2019

8 different ways you can be prepared for a car accident

When you’ve been in a car accident, whether it’s a small prang or something more serious, it can be a stressful experience. As well as having the right Everyday Car Insurance policy, there are some other simple ways to prepare yourself in case you find yourself in an accident.

How to be prepared for a car accident

Here are some more tips to get you and your car prepared for a possible accident:

  • It sounds simple, but always keep a pen in your car so you can take down notes in the event of an accident. The camera on your phone is a handy way to document things too.

  • Don’t be afraid to use your camera phone to take pictures of the accident, the location and even the other driver's licence. Keep a spare charger in your car in case your battery runs out.

  • Have an 'In Case of Emergency' contact stored somewhere accessible in your car. Most smartphones even have this feature built into the phone. Check with your phone provider to see how this works on your phone.

  • Make sure you understand the warning lights on your dashboard. In the event of an accident, you may need to turn your hazard lights on. After an accident you will need to check these to see if your car is safe to drive away. You can find this information in your Car Owner’s Manual.

  • Keep a first aid kit in your car and be aware of basic first aid practices. In a serious accident, fast acting first aid could save someone's life.

  • Store items securely in your car. Loose items could move around during an accident harming you or your passengers. Make sure items are stored in pockets and compartments or even belted in.

  • And most importantly, always wear a seatbelt when driving. And check them regularly to make sure they are working properly.

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Savings between $0 to $282 derived from premium comparisons between Everyday Comprehensive car cover option and Drive Less Pay Less option. Calculations based on profiles of existing Everyday Car insurance customers who advised they drive under 15,000 km annually. Current as at 30 June 2022. Actual savings are determined by your individual circumstances, including the kilometres selected, excess chosen and other risk factors. Minimum premiums may reduce savings. Kilometres can be increased during the policy period, an additional premium is payable. In event of accident and end odometer reading exceeded, additional excess applied.

Benefits are subject to the terms and conditions including the limits and exclusions of the insurance policy. Any advice provided is general only and may not be right for you. Before you purchase this product you should carefully read the Car Insurance Product Disclosure Statement and consider the Target Market Determination to decide if it is right for you.