What should I do if I’m in an accident?
Here are eight specific and immediate steps to take if you are in an auto accident.
1. Try to remain calm and thoughtful
2. If you are injured, stay in your car - unless it's dangerous to do so
3. Wait for the police and medical help
4. Inform the police about the accident for the official report
5. Record all witnesses' names, addresses, and phone numbers
6. Confirm whether you were wearing a seat belt
7. If you are injured, insist on being transported to a hospital in an ambulance
8. In all instances, obtain medical treatment immediately. Tell medical personnel about everything that you feel may be physically wrong.

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1. Where is the impound located?
2. My car has been impounded, how do I get it back?
3. How long can vehicles be parked on the street and what can I do if one has been in the same place for a long time?
4. How do I report an abandoned vehicle located on a public street?
5. What can we do about speeding on our street?
6. If I am involved in an accident do I have to make a report?
7. If I am involved in an accident can I move my car out of traffic?
8. What should I do if I’m in an accident?
9. What should I do if the City is on accident alert?
10. Are motorized bicycles, scooters, and Mopeds legal?
11. Do police have to obey the traffic laws?
12. Is warning other motorists about speed traps legal?
13. Is it illegal to throw a cigarette out of a vehicle?
14. Why did I have to put my fingerprint on the traffic ticket I received?