Tips for Roadside Emergency Safety
If you are on the side of the road waiting for a towing service, then you must exercise caution. Follow these tips to move to safety and stay out of the traffic, thus remaining as safe as possible.
Take immediate action
If you notice that your car is in trouble, you must start to move it off the road as fast as possible. Because if you wait too long, your car could stop moving before you’re able to get off of the road.
Get off the road when possible
If you are experiencing an emergency while driving, the most important thing to do is get to a safe place. A shoulder will suffice if that is all you can manage, but it is best to exit freeways, turn off roadways, and pull into a rest stop. Even better, stop under a street light so your roadside assistance service can see you clearly. Never stop around corners or curves, or on the bottom of a hill, or narrow road. Never stop on the left shoulder unless you have no other option, you will be unable to exit your car and walk off of the highway. Even if you are wrecking your tire, keep going until you can get to safety.
Warn others you’re having trouble
Turn on the hazard lights, and, if you have any safety cones, signs, flares, triangles, or a light, use those to increase your visibility. If you stopped at night, make sure to leave your lights on, and also pop your hood to show your roadside assistance service you are the one they are looking for.
Call for roadside assistance
If you have roadside assistance via your insurance, cell phone carrier, etc., call them immediately. They are usually available 24/7 with fast service that will take you to the nearest vehicle repair facility.
To learn about our towing service, please call A 1 Towing today if you live in or around the Starkville, MS region, at (662) 228-7571 anytime.