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Make your own roadside safety emergency kit

It is always hard to have a roadside safety kit in your car, so that when disaster or an accident strikes, you are prepared. Here are some of the basic things you should put into your roadside safety kit.

Jumper cables
They should be at least 12 feet in length. Think you don't need them because you have AAA? What if you are at a park out of cell phone range or there is a snowstorm and AAA can't reach you for hours?

Effect of roadside flares
If you are an accident with low visibility, you will want to have roadside flares at last for at least 15 minutes. This will allow any oncoming traffic to see you, as well as to help tow trucks drivers or police find you.

Pen and paper
You don't want to be an accident, and the only thing you had to write down the other drivers license plate number is your eyeliner pencil and the back of an old receipt.

Disposable camera
If you are in a car accident, you will want to be able to photograph the scene to prove you were not a fault. You may have a cell phone camera, but the pictures may not be clear enough to use as evidence.

Quart of oil
Ever realize you are long overdue for an oil change and there's hardly any oil in your engine? Always carry an extra quart of oil to compensate for those forgotten checkups.

First aid kit
Whether you need to treat yourself, your kids, or anyone else at an accident, you want to make sure you have the basic first aid kit that includes various size bandages, gauze's, Tylenol, scissors, anti-septic clean air, as well as disposable gloves that you can wear if you need to treat a stranger.

Flash light
Need I say more, you don't want to find yourself on a dirt road when your dad or he decides to go on the fritz.

Multipurpose tool
Whether a Leatherman or another variation of a Swiss Army knife, these tools will combine things like a bottle opener common screwdriver, naïve, to allow you to deal with many different situations.

Bottle of water
Whether you need it to drink while you await rescue, or need to put it into your engine, having clean bottled water is crucial.

Tire inflator
these canons will temporarily fix a flat tire, allowing you to safely drive off a three way or out of a bad neighborhood if you find yourself with a flat tire at an inopportune place.

Help sign
They make large ones that doubled as the sun visor, which can help you if you do not carry a cell phone regularly and you find you need assistance in your vehicle.

Store all the items for your roadside safety kit in a bag that you can zip up, so you don't need to worry about things rolling out. Also leave a checklist in the bag, so you can ensure you have everything, and you can mark off anything you use the needs replacing.


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