Most major highways set a speed limit of 65 miles per hour. And if you are blocking the road, other drivers would be quite surprised to see a non-moving car in their way. While some drivers may be able to dodge your car quickly, others may not be able to make quick decisions when driving. If you can't get your vehicle out of the course of traffic there's a good chance of hit and ending up with more damages or injuries, which is why you should always consider your safety and the safety of other motorists as well. Take the car away from the busy road as soon as possible. Go to the nearest emergency bay, if there’s any, or park your car at the side of the road.
2) Make Sure That You’re Visible
Moving your car to the side doesn’t immediately mean that drivers are aware of your situation. Make sure that you are visible by turning the hazard lights on to give them an idea that you are having some car problems. As soon as you feel safe at the side of the road, take out your early warning device and place it a few feet away from the back and the front your car to caution motorists to drive slowly and avoid any collision. Doing so will not only alert oncoming cars, but will also signal your truck rescue once they arrive.
3) Always Stay Alert
Even if you’ve already made your car visible at the side of the road, always stay alert. Be watchful of approaching vehicles. Stay inside your car and make sure that you and your passengers have seat belts on at all times.
4) Be Patient
Be patient enough to not get out of your car from time to time. Stay calm and safe inside the car until help arrives.
5) Get your Emergency Kit
With so many end-of-the-world movies and zombie-apocalypse TV shows out there you may already have prepared an emergency kit in your car. If not, you should strongly consider having one. Emergency kits come in handy during a roadside emergency. Some of the essentials include water, blankets, protein bars, plastic bags, wipes, or tissue.
Here at Robert Nichols Insurance Group, we offer car insurance coverage that could protect you in case of accidents and emergencies and we also offer roadside assistance services. Whether you need a battery jump start or going through a mechanical breakdown, we can help ensure that you will receive the fastest response to take your car and everyone in it to safety.
Get a quote for auto insurance here or give us at 561-406-6153 to schedule a meeting with one of our agents.