Preparing for a Roadside Emergency

Crystal Lincoln wants drivers to stay safe in Crystal River, FL, so we're going to share some information about roadside emergencies. A roadside emergency can be an accident, tire blowout, or vehicle malfunction. No matter what the nature of the emergency is, it's important that you stay calm, and it is easier to stay calm when you are well prepared.

Put together an emergency kit for every vehicle you own. Include jumper cables, a first aid kit, water, non-perishable food, road flares or triangles, flashlights, extra batteries, Swiss army knife, basic tools, warm blankets, work gloves, reflective vest, duct tape, zip ties, and a tire pressure gauge. You should also familiarize yourself with the location of your tire jack.

If you were involved in an accident, call 911, exit your vehicle if you can, place your road flares and wait for first responders from a safe distance. If you're having car trouble, pull over as far away from traffic as possible.

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