Safety in an Emergency

  • If you have car trouble, indicate that condition to other drivers by raising your hood, turning your flashers on - or if the battery is dead, tying a white cloth to your radio antenna.
  • If you have a cell phone, call your auto club or mechanic for assistance.
  • If someone stops to help, lock your doors and open the window slightly so you can ask him to call for assistance.
  • If you must abandon your vehicle, keep all passengers together, and take all packages with you. Lock all openings (hatchbacks and t-tops) including the doors.

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