Odds are high that eventually you will find yourself on the side of the road, whether due to an accident, a flat tire, or some other incident. That is why it is always good to be prepared. Here are a few tips for a roadside emergency.
- Be prepared. Make sure you are ready for when an emergency does happen with an emergency kit. This could include jumper cables, tools for changing a flat tire, a first aid kit, a flashlight, and road triangles.
- Get off the road. If your vehicle is damaged or disabled, then you need to pull off to the side of the road. If you are unable to do this, stay in your car and call for help.
- Make sure other drivers can see you. Turn on your hazard lights and use emergency flares or road triangles to ensure you are visible.
- Call for help. If you have a roadside assistance service, then give them a call to help you with a flat tire or other car troubles. If you were involved in an accident, you will want to call both the police and your insurance provider.
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