How to Handle a Breakdown
Every motorist will suffer a breakdown at some point, the difference being how they will handle it while waiting for roadside service. The guidelines below will help take some of the stress out of a roadside breakdown.
Preparing an Emergency Kit
While its contents differ depending on the climate in your region, your emergency supplies should include a first-aid kit, flares, jumper cables, or reflective triangles, a flashlight, snacks, bottled water, blankets, and a mobile phone re-charger.
Getting to Safety
If something happens to your vehicle when you are driving, try to pull over as soon as you deem it safe to do so. If you are on the highway, take the nearest exit as fast as you can and try to find a parking lot. When this is not an option, pull onto the shoulder as far away from the traffic as you can. When there is no shoulder, or if you are in a tunnel, pull as far to the right as you can.
Increasing Your Visibility
Highway driving can be monotonous, meaning other drivers are not paying as much attention as they ought to be. If you suffer a breakdown, make sure you keep on your emergency flashers and headlights on, even when parked on the shoulder. Try to steer clear from areas where the vision of oncoming drivers is impeded, like a sharp turn. Put down reflective triangles or road flares, to signal oncoming drivers you are there; however, only do this if it is safe to do it.
Exiting the Vehicle Only When It Is Safe to Do So
Never leave your vehicle until you are clear to do so, and then only on the right side, which is away from traffic. If you are in an area where there’s no safe space to wait, such as a road that has no shoulder, do not leave your vehicle. Keep all your lights on, including your emergency flashers and inside lights, remain buckled in, and wait for help to arrive from your roadside service provider.
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