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If your business travel includes renting a vehicle, safety is a necessary consideration. The following provides information about leasing a vehicle, safely operating a rental vehicle and what to do in the event of an accident. 


Basic Rental Procedures

·         List both William Blount & Associates and your name on the rental agreement.

·         List William Blount & Associates' business address, not your home address, on the contract.

·         If physical damage coverage for William Blount & Associates' commercial auto policy is not necessary, waive the coverage.

·         Do not purchase gas from the rental agency. Rather, fill the vehicle prior to returning it.

 

When Driving a Rented Vehicle

·         Use seat belts at all times. Let other workers ride with you only if the vehicle has a seat belt for each person.

·         Before you begin driving, check your map and become familiar with vehicle’s mirrors, lights, wipers, windows and other components, and make adjustments as needed.

·         Do not use your cell phone while driving.

·         Always drive the speed limit.

·         If you start to feel tired or drowsy while driving, stop and take a break.

·         In bad weather conditions, slow down and drive cautiously. If the weather becomes too severe to safely drive, pull over at the nearest safe place and wait it out.

·         Do not drink and drive.

 

In the Event of an Accident

·         Stay calm. Do not argue with others involved in the accident.

·         Call an ambulance if anyone is injured. Assist those injured but do not administer first aid unless you are qualified.

·         Call the police. Do not discuss what happened with anyone except the police.

·         Do not admit responsibility for the accident, or sign a statement.

·         Do not disclose policy limits to anyone.

·         Telephone a report to William Blount & Associates.

 

Don’t Forget… When traveling for business, always carry your auto identification card with you. It identifies the company’s policy number, effective date and insurance carrier.

 

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