Get Out Of the Traffic FlowIf your vehicle begins to die or you get a flat tire while on a major highway, try to make it to an the next exit; if you are on a smaller road, try to work your way to the breakdown lane or the right shoulder of the road. If you are unable to get off the roadway, do not leave your vehicle.
Stay VisibleTurn on your emergency flashers as soon as possible. To increase your visibility after dark, turn on your interior lights, too. If you have a white piece of cloth or a piece of white paper, roll down the driver's side window and hang it out, rolling the window up to keep it secured in place.
Call For AssistanceIf you have a usable signal, use your cell phone to call for help. A towing service like Mike's Auto Towing should be able to respond to your call in a matter of minutes. If you need to use a roadside call box and there is one nearby, use extreme caution when walking along the road and never cross a multi-lane highway at night.
Remain Well Clear of the HighwayIf you need to change a tire, for instance, make certain there is no chance of being hit by a passing vehicle while you are working on it.
Personal Safety Comes FirstIf someone stops and offers assistance, roll down your window only a small amount and ask them to contact the nearest authorities, whether it's local police, county sheriff, or the highway patrol.
Having your vehicle break down at night can be unnerving, but most roads of any size are patrolled regularly by law enforcement personnel, so just be patient. Help will come.
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