What should you do if you’re in an accident with your motorcycle? Do you always
need to call the police and create a monster traffic jam during rush hour? You might
be surprised to know that you don’t always have to call the police.
Has someone been injured? Call the competent authorities
You’re in an accident and there are injuries. In this case, call 911 and ask for
an ambulance and the police. And above all, stay calm.
Dealing with a fender bender
You’re in an accident and there are no injuries. Take out the Joint Report and fill
it out with the other driver. You no longer need to have the police come for a minor
fender bender. Even if the police do come for a fender bender, they’re not the ones
that establish the liability of each driver. It’s your insurer that does when the
claim is settled.
Don’t have a copy of the Joint Report ? Don’t panic! Write
down the contact information for the other driver on a piece of paper: name, address,
telephone number, driver’s licence number, registration certificate and proof of
Motorcyclists more likely to be accident victims
Did you know that a motorcyclist is twice more likely to be a victim of an accident than is a car driver? Regardless of the severity of the injuries, motorcyclists are injured more often on the road. When you’re riding a motorcycle, drive carefully and make sure you have the right equipment.