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Defensive Driving Traffic Safety Tips

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Mechanical Malfunctions

When you Breakdown

Here are some safety guidelines in the advent of a mechanical failure.

In case of car trouble, pull as far off the road as possible. Warn approaching traffic by turning on hazard flashers and the dome light.  If you have cones or flares set them 300 feet behind your vehicle. 

Keep out of the roadway, and get passengers out of the area immediately.   Stand away from your vehilcle and wait for help to arrive. In order to alert police or tow trucks, raise your hood and tie something white to the antena. Look for any nearby "call-for-help" phones. All interstate highways and major roads are patrolled regularly, so be patient. Do not make repairs in the road.  Oncoming traffic could certainly kill or cause you serious injury.