When you’ve found yourself stranded on the side of the road, knowing that someone is on their way to help can provide comfort and relief. Your roadside assistance team will get to you as quickly as it can, and you should make an effort to stay safe while you wait.
Accidents can occur if other motorists don’t see you in time. Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle with reflective triangles, flares, or cones. Place these around your car and face them toward oncoming traffic to give other drivers plenty of warning. Turn on your car’s hazard lights, even if it’s daytime.
Move away from the vehicle.
If it’s safe, and you’re away from oncoming traffic, step out of the car and stand at least five feet away. Never stand directly next to or behind your vehicle as you could be injured if a car collides with yours. If you’re in an unsafe or poorly lit area, stay in your car with the doors locked until help arrives.
Breaking down in the middle of the road is extremely dangerous for you and other drivers because it can lead to more serious accidents. Start pulling over as soon as you notice a problem with your vehicle. If possible, pull completely off the road, giving yourself a wide buffer from traffic.
Accept unofficial assistance.
You know that your roadside assistance team is on the way, so there’s no need to accept help from anyone else. Don’t try to flag anyone down. If people offer help, tell them your assistance is already on its way, and you don’t need anything. Do not get into a stranger’s car, even if they offer you a ride to a friend’s house.
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