Car, Boat, or RV…A Crash Is a Crash!
There are many car, boat, and RV crashes throughout the United States each and every year. Some of these crashes could have been prevented. Following the proper precautions for the type of vehicle that you’re in is essential to keeping safe and staying out of crashes. Knowing what to do during crashes is also essential to keeping safe while waiting for emergency vehicles and other help to arrive. You want to make sure you survive crashes, but you should also ensure that you take all of the necessary precautions to keep yourself out of harm when it comes to getting into an accident in the first place. You cannot control the actions of others while in the water or on the road, but you can control how you react while on the road. The following information is provided by Action Donation Services®, a company dedicated to car, boat, and RV safety—Action provides donated property services for some of America’s finest charities and non-profits—please drive and sail safely:
There are many differences between hazards in getting in crashes between RVs, boats, and cars. Boats have a lot of hazards such as the propeller on the motor, and they could also drown while waiting for help if they do not know how to swim, if they are panicking, or if the boat sucks them down with it. An RV is much larger and can propose a serious problem if it becomes overturned. With loose appliances and items in a RV, they can easily batter the inside of the RV with flying projectiles during an accident. When riding in an RV a seat belt is often unavailable which can make things more hazardous. In a car, driving can be additionally hazardous when you’re driving while intoxicated, tired, or under the influence of other things such as medication or recreational drugs. The key to survival in these types of vehicles is to make sure you always wear your seatbelt. For young children, there should be no exceptions and they should be in car seats at all times.
There are also the hazards on the road of the other vehicles coming into contact with your crash. This can cause problems for both you and the other vehicles involved if they are not able to stop in time or see the crash ahead of time. Being alert and cautious about your surroundings, while following road and water laws is the best thing that you can do when it comes to keeping yourself and others safe while out on the road and water.
There are many ways to stay safe when it comes to each of the crashes that can happen. If you’re stuck in a vehicle for an extended amount of time while waiting for emergency crews to show up, you want to ensure that you’re staying as calm as possible. If you smell gas after a car crash, you should try to remove yourself from the vehicle and get as far away as possible. This is the same with an RV. Wearing life jackets on a boat can prevent drowning from happening if there happens to be a crash. You will want to make sure that you have all of the necessary safety gear when it comes to a vehicle, RV, or boat crash. This could mean having flares on hand or even a warming blanket. There are many different ways to ensure survival after one of these crashes. You should always make sure that your vehicle, RV, or boat is up to date with the parts and products that are put into them. This is because the more updated the parts are, the better off it is going to be when it comes to holding up to an accident.
Teens are the number one cause of accidents on the road and on the water. Making sure to teach your teen the proper safety and driving laws will ensure that you can keep them and other people safe while they are behind the wheel. Preventing crashes is something that is essential to your safety, and the safety of others. This is something that you want to make sure you look into before heading out on the road or on the water. Going through all safety precautions and making sure that you understand what can happen if you do not follow the rules of the road (PDF) or the water can help you become a better driver. Keep in mind that what you do behind the wheel not only directly affects you, but it effects everyone else around you as well. Action Donation Services encourages you to read through all of the safety precautions that should be taken before heading out on the road or water to ensure that you, your passengers and other motorists remain safe—and when you no longer want that boat, yacht, truck, used vehicle, or motorhome, call Action Donation to donate and receive the maximum legal tax deduction and possibly a partial cash payment.