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