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My name is Steve Young and I am a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. I will also be your instructor in one of the online traffic courses with B Line Traffic Schools. No matter what course you sign up for, my goals are the same: Present you with the information that you need in a way that will not put you to sleep and then get you back to your life.  Throughout some of the courses I have included interesting situations, people and other random things I have come across in my 25+ years with the CHP to break things up a bit. Ok ok, enough about me. Close this window and start your course with B Line Traffic Schools today.

Five Tips to Remember After a Car Accident

03 Aug Blog | Comments

Driving can be very stressful, especially in California. Nobody ever knows exactly what the day brings when they start their day. Nobody wakes up thinking, “Today is the day I will be in a traffic accident“. Being prepared for that unexpected accident is something you should do now, not after it happens. With just a few general rules you will have valuable knowledge of what to do if you are ever in this unfortunate place.

1. The first thing to do, if you are in any type of car accident is to pull over to the side of the road, if possible. Make sure you’re a far enough distance from traffic so safely get out of your vehicle and check for damages to yourself, others and the cars.

2. Once you have stopped, dial 911 and give a specific location of where you are and if anyone is injured.

3. In California, if you are involved in an accident involving either a person, animal or property, you must notify the police or CHP within 24 hours of the accident.

4. You will need to have a valid drivers license and your car registration available. If you are involved in a traffic accident, make sure that you get the other driver’s information.

5. Follow up with your insurance company. Make sure you have all the appropriate paperwork in order.

 

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