Accidents

    Our collection of informational posts and resource links are just what you need, whether you’re driving a car or riding a bike or motorcycle!

     

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!

     


     

  • What Auto Technicians Do

    Auto mechanics, or “technicians,” as some prefer to be known, do a LOT more than just fix cars. Technicians deal with distributors, solve problems for customers, crunch numbers, receive ongoing training, and even negotiate with insurance adjusters, often on behalf of the customer. Want to coast through your next repair shop visit without a hitch? […]

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  • Partner and State Links

    Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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  • I Survived A Motorcycle Accident: True Stories

    We always hope it’ll never happen to us but accidents can and do happen. Here are three stories from motorcycle accident survivors. Real Life Story: Ken Weissblum, New York Scooter Club Member WHN: You were in a scooter accident. Tell us what happened. Ken: It happened two summers ago and it was a freak sort of thing. I was […]

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  • Motorcycle Safety Tips for New Riders

    Getting ready to hit the road on your new bike? Follow these tips to make your riding experience safe for you and others on the road! Safety First Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) safety course. The program is about 15 hours and offers classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled, off-street environment. […]

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  • In A Bicycle Accident? Here’s What To Do

    Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop as soon as it is clear, safe and legal to do so. If you’re uninjured, check on others. Call 9-1-1. Include the exact location (look at street signs, landmarks) and mention any injuries. No cell phone? Ask a witness to make the call. Get their contact information in case […]

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  • Selecting The Right Bike

    Selecting the right bicycle is the first step to having fun and preventing accidents. A bike that is the right size for you should have about 3 cm (1.2 inches) space between the crossbar of the frame and yourself, when you are standing with both feet on the ground – a bit more for BMX […]

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  • What to Do in Case of a Car Fire

    Fire While Driving Be safe, be smart. Pull over and stop your car immediately. Turn off the ignition. Get yourself and all other persons out of the vehicle. Get far away from the vehicle and stay away from it. Keep others away. Even if there aren’t visible flames, the car may be VERY hot. It […]

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  • What To Do After an Accident

    WHN TIP – Be Prepared: Keep a copy of both of the following in your glove compartment just in case: Car Accident-No Other Driver Involved and Car Accident-Another Driver Involved. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal and turn off the ignition. Determine your location, if you can. You’ll […]

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  • After the Accident: Insurance Claims

    WHN TIP – Accident File: When you get home, make an “accident file”. This will include all of your notes, contact information, messages and other pertinent information. This can be an envelope, file folder, binder – whatever works best for you. At home, write down exactly what happened. Include all of the information you and witnesses […]

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  • Reporting an Accident

    If you are reporting an accident or emergency by cell phone: Be sure you are safe. If you are driving, pull over to a safe spot, turn on your hazard lights (flashers) and stop before calling for help. Be watchful of the potential for additional accidents caused by the first accident. Stay out of the […]

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