What do you need to do if you're involved in an accident?
What should you do if you're involved in a traffic accident? Officer Marcus Trujillo explains:
"If you're involved in an accident, particularly on the highway, the first thing you need to do is see if those vehicles are movable and there are no injuries. If there's no injuries and the vehicles are movable, you need to move those vehicles off the roadway. Too many times we have accidents on the highways and it causes secondary and third accidents behind there when those accidents could have been prevented had the initial accident moved off the highway. You need to keep that in mind. It is the law and you can get a ticket for that. Secondly, you need to call police and go ahead and begin exchanging information prior to the police because we all have somewhere to get. We don't want to slow you up just because we have to take this accident report and get all the information. All the information that you guys exchange ahead of time before we get there would just speed up the process and then you'll be on your way sooner."
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- What exactly is hands-free?
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- When is it legal to cross the street?
- Will crying get you out of a ticket?
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