Practice Road Safety Before You Take the Wheel
Be prepared for whatever might happen when you’re on the road.
Even if you maintain your car, roadside emergencies can occur like car accidents and flat tires. Watch our video to learn how to be prepared for whatever might happen when you’re on the road. Find out what to do before you get behind the wheel and what to do in case of an accident or breakdown.
Finally, having an emergency kit for your car is important for long road trips or day-to-day travel. There are a number of prepackaged emergency kits on the market, or you can put one together yourself—you can use the one below as a guide. We call this Mike’s List, named after the claims specialist featured in the video.
Mike’s Roadside Safety Kit
- Cell phone charger or a charged cell phone in case of emergency
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Jumper cables or portable battery booster
- Warning hazards (triangles) or flares
- Tire pressure gauge
- Foam tire sealant
- Hand sanitizer
- Clean rags or towels
- Disposable camera in case of an accident
- Water and nonperishable food/snacks
- Windshield scraper and/or shovel in winter
- Duct tape
- Multipurpose utility tool
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