What should be in your car first aid kit?
Most of us search around for the cheapest online car insurance quote, as shopping for insurance on the web is so much quicker and easier than the alternative of phoning round all the major insurance brands. Also, being online, we might even find a really cheap car insurance quote with a small company who we hadn't otherwise have heard of.
However, each year thousands of us have to put thoughts of the cost of car insurance quotes to one side as we turn to our motor insurance company after a car accident. Nobody thinks they will be involved in an accident, but, sadly, statistics show that most motorists will have at least one crash during their driving career.
As well as having a robust car insurance policy, you should also be prepared for the realities of an accident by carrying a first aid kit in your car.
Your first aid kit
In the UK, it is not mandatory to have a car first aid kit, unlike in other European countries such as Austria. However, it is highly advisable to do so because you never know when you will either be involved in an accident or come across an accident scene with casualties. In such a situation, having access to a first aid kit could help, whether you are able to simply relieve someone's pain or you are able to save their life.
A first aid kit won't take up much room in your car, and many drivers tuck one away in a pocket or under a seat. They aren't expensive either, with comprehensive first aid kits costing around £20 to £30. Even if you don't want to spend that much on one, very basic kits can be bought for £5.
Alternatively, you can purchase all the essentials and put them together in a tight, waterproof box. In your kit, you should include:
- Adhesive and gauze bandages of varying sizes
- Sterile gauze pads
- Safety pins of varying sizes
- Wet wipes
- Hypoallergenic tape
- Cotton wool balls
- At least one pair of protective gloves
- Emergency blanket
- Strong scissors
- First aid manual
Whether you are an experienced first aider or you have never done any practical first aid, it is well worth carrying a kit in your car. Even if you are unable to administer treatment to a casualty, someone else may be able to use the medical supplies.
If you come across an accident on the roads or you are involved in one yourself, the first thing you should do is telephone the emergency services. Always consult a 999 operator if a casualty needs treating and you are unsure what to do, and follow their guidance and advice.
If your car was involved in the accident, you will need to give your car insurance details to the other party(s), as well as the police.
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