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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.