Friday, October 07, 2011

What To Do If Accident With Teksi

Following up from my previous post about Being Alive where i almost met with an accident with a Teksi that shot out from a junction without stopping (i have full right of way as i was on a main road), a friend advised that you should :
1. take a photo of the accident
2. take a photo of the Teksi with or without passengers.
Why?
Most Teksi driver do not own the Teksi they drive, it is usually owned by a consortium. By mean of that, should an accident happen, you will be up against some corporation which possibly and potentially might deny any knowledge of the accident. I am not saying they will, but they could.
You have to take steps to protect yourself, which is why it is very important to take photographs of the accident (also for Polis report) and also if the Teksi is carrying any passengers.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT CAN HAPPEN THAT SHOULD THE CASE BECOME A LEGAL BATTLE, "PASSENGERS" MIGHT SUDDENLY SHOW UP AS WITNESS AND THEY ARE NOT THOSE ORIGINAL (IF THERE ARE PASSENGERS DURING THE ACCIDENT) OR WORSE STILL, THEY WILL BE SOMEONE TESTIFYING AGAINST YOU AS THE WRONG DO-ER IN THE ACCIDENT.
Make perfect sense to me. So:
3. Let the passenger/s know your intention of taking their photos (i.e. to protect yourself and them)
4. Jot down their details (such as name, contact number, name card)
This way, you have done all you have to protect yourself.
Thank you Doc Eng Hui for the advice!
 And above all that, stay calm and don't be ruled by emotion. Accident has happened and best to try to minimize more damages that it already has happened. Remember to make Polis report at the nearest Polis Station to protect yourself. If you are not at fault, you should not be afraid. If you are at fault, it's time to OWN UP and START DRIVING SAFELY!

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