What to do in a Car Accident: A check list

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Accidents happen, so it is best to be prepared. I recently was in a minor incident and having a checklist was very helpful in recorded important information and thinking clearly. Here is a checklist very similar to the one I had. You can leave this in your car’s glove compartment should the need arise.

Car Accident To-Do List

1. Call for medical help if there are injuries.

2. Call the police if needed. When they come, record the officer’s name and police station address. a. Ask for the case number, when the report will be filled, and how to get a copy.

3. Write down the other driver’s:

a. License Number

b. Address

c. Phone number

d. Insurance policy (at least the company they are with)

e. License plate f. Type of car (model, year, color)

4. The date and time of the crash

5. The location (street and city)

6. Weather and road conditions

7. The direction and speed you and the other driver were going.

8. Description on how it occurred.

9. If possible, take pictures of car damages, even with your cell phone.

10. Also try to get the names and numbers of any witnesses.

It is a lot of information to record, especially if you’re shaken and not thinking clearly. So I highly recommend that you leave paper and pencils in your car with this to-do list to make sure you get all the important information.

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To start or not to start blogging?

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As I mentioned in my “First Post,” deciding to start blogging was a difficult decision for me. I was primarily concerned with losing autonomy and not managing my time wisely. However, a couple of sources helped me rethink my concerns and persuaded me to start blogging.

Professional Growth

The first being an ebook, “Recession Proof Graduate”  by Charlie Hoehn. You can get a free copy of the ebook filled with interesting tips here. Hoehn mentions that employers will search your name on the web, so why not have something worthwhile for them to look at that can showcase your skills? Blogging also helps builds connections with other people.

Personal Growth

The most convincing source for me on starting a blog was a short video on author Seth Godin’s blog that can be viewed here. Writing challenges people to think critically and express our thoughts, intentions, and knowledge in a way that other people may understand. As Godin says (among the other reasons), it requires meta-cognition. So even if no one reads my blog, I still benefit.

Records Information for Future Use

Ever been in a situation where you knew there was this fascinating article or resource related to a problem at hand? I sometimes forget interesting facts, websites, or resources that I would like to refer to as well. Rather than having various notebooks floating around, a blog can be a place where the information is not only organized to be easily accessible for future use, but can also be shared for those who would benefit from that knowledge. Additionally, the act of writing and collecting resources increase my chances of remembering that information.

No doubt there are many more reasons to start blogging, but these were the ones that came to mind first. Feel free to share reasons why you should start blogging.

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First Post

After much deliberation and hesitation, I have decided to start a blog. I plan on sharing later on why I started writing and give sources in case anyone else is mildly interested in it too.

I hope this blog will educate and entertain to you, readers.

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