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Which of the following should you NOT do at the scene of a collision?

A Offer someone a cigarette to calm them down

Keeping casualties or witnesses calm is important, but never offer a cigarette because of the risk of fire. Bear in mind they may be in shock. Don’t offer an injured person anything to eat or drink. They may have internal injuries or need surgery.

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If you are involved in an incident or collision or stop to give assistance:

- if possible, stop in a place of relative safety

- use your hazard warning lights to warn other traffic

- put on high-visibility clothing if you have it

- ask drivers to switch off their engines

- ask drivers and passengers to stop smoking

- contact the emergency services on 999 and provide full details of the incident location and any casualties. Use an emergency telephone, a mobile telephone, or press the SOS button if your vehicle has one

- move uninjured people away from the vehicles to a place of relative safety

- DO NOT move injured people from their vehicles unless they are in immediate danger

- DO NOT remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless it is essential and you are trained to do so

- Try to keep casualties warm, dry and as comfortable as you can.

- Give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic.

- DO NOT give them anything to eat or drink.​

- be prepared to give first aid

- stay at the scene until the emergency services arrive

- be prepared to exchange details



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