vehicles are a far too common occurrence on our increasingly
busy highways and interstates. Just about everyone
has run out of gas at some time; driving around on
fumes is never a good idea. It increases your risk
of running out of gas, but also increases your risk
of being stranded in a dangerous situation. This has
led to many motorists being killed or injured while
trying to move a vehicle or walking along freeways
to get fuel. If you are stranded at night the risks
of being hit are much greater still. Pedestrians are
regularly hit and killed everywhere there are roads.
If your vehicle
becomes disabled, get out of the roadway as soon as
safely possible. If you are about to run out of gas,
get off the main lanes and away from high-speed traffic.