Have you ever encountered a car breakdown on the highway? If yes, how did you ensure your safety? Many drivers fear having breakdowns for their cars, especially on the highway. How dangerous it is to have such kind of an experience? Remember, other drivers are driving along the same highway and there’s a great possibility that their life is at risk in the case where your car breaks down; but what should you do to ensure your safety and theirs also?
This article gives you some helpful tips on what you should do in case your car breaks down on the highway. Let’s proceed and see what you should do!
- Do not come to a stop in the middle of the highway
Do you know that placing your car in the middle of the highway can cause an accident with the other drivers at the back of you? The moment you notice that there’s something wrong with your car, don’t cease it in the middle of the road. Drive your car and stop it at the roadside. This will help secure the lives of the fellow drivers behind you, and moving at a higher speed, as it prevents them from striking you.
- Ask for Help
One should not repair their car breakdown on their own, even if they are aware, since this can put them in a danger. One should therefore contact an insurance agent for their car, to be assisted. One should also be aware of the facilities offered by the policy of car insurance in Kenya. You can also communicate with relatives, friends, or family members for help.
- Move out of the car
It is recommended that you should not stay inside the vehicle in case of a car breakdown; get out of the car. To avoid collision with other cars along the road, move out of your car by the left door. In case you have pets with you, just leave them inside the car to avoid the risk of them causing accidents on the highway, since it is hard to manage them along the highway.
- Turn on Emergency Lights so that the Other Drivers May See Your Car
You should be certain that your emergency blinkers are switched on, to let the ongoing traffics be aware that your car is not moving; by doing so, you will prevent your car from sticking on the road.
The article also points out that during nighttime, you should have warning lights as fast as possible and reflective markers around six feet backing your car, and then turn back to the safe place. By doing so, the drivers at the back of your car will notice you.
- Be Aware of Your Car’s Region
You should be aware of your vehicle’s location. For instance, know your last exit; this will help in tracing your car for help along the road.
To conclude, the above tips give a piece of advice on what you should do when your car breaks down on the highway. Have these tips at your fingertips and your life will be safe. How else do you think we should do to secure our lives in case of a car breakdown on the highway?