Regional Site | Philippines

Responsible driving: Preparing for dangers and accidents

Preventing accidents is easy when you have the right attitude about driving.

Many auto accidents are a result of irresponsibility and maturity; not just skills or knowledge. Other than the right attitude, ample preparation for certain situations will also help you ensure you and your passengers are safe on the road.

In this article, we will teach you how to prepare for certain situations like a tire blowout, skidding, and accidents.


Tire Blowout

Research should be done beforehand on things like how a tire blowout sounds like. When you hear a loud boom followed by thumping sounds, you should remain calm and try to shut the voice of panic in order to remain in control of the vehicle and not slam the brakes.

Do not forget to pull safely off to the side of the road, by carefully taking your foot off the gas and allowing the car to naturally slow down. Turn on your hazard lights and check for traffic before going down your car to check on the tire.

If you’re on a busy highway, we recommend that you call for assistance to help you change the tire.



This usually occurs when the roads are wet and slippery. Take note that skids can be caused by driving errors as well such as:

  • Overbraking
  • Oversteering
  • Overaccelerating
  • Driving too fast

In the event that you find your car skidding out of control, it’s important that you take your foot off the gas carefully and steer your car towards a focal point gently.

Be mindful of oversteering to prevent a rollover accident. Remember to only apply brake pressure when you have regained control of the vehicle.



It’s important to know how to effectively respond during road accidents. Safety precautions should be followed to not cause further damage.

Firstly, make sure that no one is injured.

Stay at the scene and o pull the car into a safe spot to not cause traffic. If the car cannot be moved. Do not stand right next to it, go to the side of the road for your safety.

Contact the police immediately and stay calm. Do not get into a fight with the other driver. Get their information and the information of the witnesses.

How about in situations where you are not involved in the accident and just a witness? Pullover, do not leave the scene until help arrives if that cannot be done. Extend your help by giving the other drivers your contact information, in case they need your testimony later on.

Another thing that would be helpful on unexpected events like this is a roadside emergency kit. The kit should have flares, safety triangles, safety signs that you can place near the scene and prevent other accidents from happening.

Lastly, call your insurance agents from the accident scene and pass along the other driver’s insurance information.