It is hard to imagine a scenario in which a driver could not use their car for emergency assistance, especially when it comes to a car crash.
The same goes for your Hyundai.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 4.4 million Hyundai Accent, Accord, Genesis, and Kia vehicles were involved in collisions in 2014, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
That is a staggering number, but not all drivers are aware of their rights.
Some drivers might be unaware that they have the right to operate a vehicle for emergency help.
“You have the responsibility of having a safe vehicle,” said Steve Kline, senior vice president of Hyundai’s automotive safety program.
“I think the safest thing to do in a crash is get out and get medical help, but it’s your responsibility to be able to use your car for that purpose.”
Kline noted that many drivers are not aware of how to use their vehicle for their own safety and how to report a crash, or how to notify an insurance company of the accident.
Hyundai said the following in its accident response policy: If you are in a car with an occupant who is unconscious or is injured, you should immediately seek medical attention.
If you have no other choice, take immediate and immediate action to remove any emergency items, such as: medical kit, life jacket, seat belt, seat cushion, door cover, or windshield wipers.
If there is no other option, immediately seek emergency medical assistance.
If possible, call 911, but be prepared to take a ride in a vehicle to get medical attention if needed.
You may be able use your phone to call 911 to report an accident.
The company’s policy states that if you have the option, you may call 911 or the police.
The fact that drivers are taking care of themselves is why insurance companies are paying attention to them.
“When you are injured or have no choice but to go to a hospital or emergency room, you are at fault,” Kline said.
“If you don’t use your vehicle to help someone, that’s your fault.
And if you are a parent or caregiver of an injured or incapacitated child, you’re at fault as well.”
It’s important to note that the majority of accidents are caused by other drivers, but accidents involving other drivers can also be caused by drivers who are negligent or reckless.
This is why Hyundai and other automakers are taking the issue of distracted driving seriously.
The NHTSA estimates that distracted driving causes $10 billion in lost productivity in the U.S. in 2016.
In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission estimated that distracted drivers caused a third of all crashes involving distracted drivers.
Drivers who have a smartphone or other electronic device on their person at the time of the crash can be liable for damages if the crash caused an accident, but this liability is limited.
The car insurance company Kline works with is one of the largest in the industry.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported in 2015 that the average Hyundai vehicle costs $6,865.
“Most drivers are doing the best they can to be responsible for their actions,” said Kline.
“They know what they’re doing is right, but they’re also making mistakes.”
Insurance companies and other drivers should look to these drivers for help, and to their vehicles, Kline added.
“The best thing you can do to help is to talk to the people who are responsible for the vehicle.
Get the people in charge of the vehicle and make sure they’re on the same page,” Kfield said.
You can contact Kline at the Hyundai Accident Response Center toll-free at 1-800-HELP-HILT or via email at [email protected]
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