When disaster strikes, safety is a number one priority – for you, your passengers, and other vehicles on the road. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you safely navigate a roadside emergency:
Turn on the hazard lights
Alert others on the road to your emergency status by immediately applying your car’s hazard lights. Whether driving or safely parked – this will help increase visibility and allow other road users to safely navigate away from your vehicle – protecting both you, and other drivers.
Get to a safe place
Emergencies don’t happen according to plan, so there’s a chance you may be in a tough spot if and when this happens. Make it your first priority to get to a safe place – even if that means leaving your vehicle. If your car begins to malfunction while you’re driving, try your best to pull away from traffic toward the shoulder of the road. If exiting your vehicle, make sure to do so away from traffic.