Autumn is just around the corner and with it the risk of a wildlife accident increases. It happens especially at dusk: suddenly a wild animal stands in front of the car on the road. This is a very dangerous situation that often ends in a collision. In autumn, the risk of such wildlife accidents increases again, warns GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH.
Even if it has taken a short break in many parts of Germany at the moment, summer will soon be back with plenty of sunshine in its luggage. However, the strong sunlight in a parked car can quickly lead to temperatures above 60°C, making a forthcoming car journey unbearable.
Drivers who leave the scene of an accident without informing the police and their insurance company are liable to prosecution sooner than many realise. This can not only be expensive, but also cost insurance cover - and result in the withdrawal of the driving licence and possibly a custodial sentence.
Smoke rises from the bonnet, there is a burnt smell, the warning lights are on: According to estimates, several thousand vehicles catch fire every year - for example due to technical defects. The R+V Versicherung Infocentre provides tips on how occupants should behave correctly in the event of a fire in the car.