I is for Incidents

There are a few MUSTS when it comes to incidents. You MUST stop if you are involved in an incident. You MUST call the police if anyone was hurt or there was damage to property and the property owner can not be contacted. If there is an injury, you MUST give insurance details to police.

The rest of the instruction coincides with common sense: document damage; get statements from witnesses; help the injured; exchange insurance information.

When it comes to first aid, it gets a bit more complicated. Acronyms give some reminders: DR. ABC

Check that you are not in DANGER

Try to get a RESPONSE by asking questions and gently shaking their shoulders


Check for BREATHING for up to 10 seconds (the 10 seconds part is definitely a question on the theory test)

No pulse? No signs of life? administer CHEST COMPRESSIONS (press 5-6 cm at 100/minute-another test question)

Don’t remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless absolutely essential.

Then, after all this advice as to administering help to victims, if YOU are a victim and someone stops to help you, the advice is:

During a breakdown, if anyone approaches, Get into your vehicle; lock all the doors; lower the window slightly; speak through a small gap. Ask for identity and tell them that the police or control centre have been told and the emergency services are coming. Leave your vehicle again as soon as you feel the danger has passed. 

Hmmm. So much for encouraging the Good Samaritan…

In an emergency, call for help…but maybe not from one of these…


About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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6 Responses to I is for Incidents

  1. Rajlakshmi says:

    I didn’t know about Dr ABC… thanks for all the information … I actually loved that book exchange telephone booth 😀

    Destiny’s Child
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

  2. “So much for encouraging the Good Samaritan…”

    Or Superman 😦

    Sir Leprechaunrabbit

  3. Dahlia says:

    Interesting! Great use of telephone booths, tho couldn’t make out much of the second one. Looked more like a cramped bday celebration 🙂

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