If you plan on learning how to become an Uber driver, it’s also important to know the risks of this job and how to keep them as low as possible. Spending many hours on the road, you expose yourself to the potential risk of a collision. We never plan for an accident, but it’s essential to be prepared and know what to do in any eventuality.
Here are the steps rideshare drivers should take when getting involved in an accident.
Firstly, check if anyone, including yourself, is injured or needs special care or medical attention. If so, call 999 and wait for the ambulance.
If everybody is safe, check your car and assess the damage. Take photos of the position of both cars, so there is clear evidence about the collision.
After taking these photos and having proof of what happened, move your car to a safe location, turn your hazard lights on and switch off your engine.
If the car is undriveable after the accident, put your hazard lights on and safely exit the car. If you’re a Splend customer, proceed to arrange recovery by calling 0333 016 4331, press option 3, then option 2 to get through to the recovery line.
Talk to the other driver or drivers involved, exchange details and capture the following information:
Look around you and ask if someone saw the incident and can provide witness details. If so, ask them for their name and phone number, hand them a piece of paper to note down what they saw and make sure it’s signed and dated.
Once you have gathered all the required information, please report the incident to your car subscription provider, if applicable.
For Splend customers, please report the incident immediately to Zego on 0333 016 4331 and make your way to the Splend Cricklewood Hub for a vehicle inspection. From there on, our team will assist you with all the paperwork and procedures.
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*Subject to availability
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