If your car has broken down and you’re waiting for a tow truck, there are some things you can do to stay safe. First, if possible, move your car off of the road. This will make it less likely that someone will run into your car. If you can’t move your car, turn on your hazard lights so that other drivers will be aware of your situation. Second, stay inside your vehicle unless you absolutely need to get out.
If you must get out of your vehicle, exit on the side away from traffic.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already had the unfortunate experience of being stranded on the side of the road. Whether it was due to a blown tire or simply running out of gas, it’s never fun having to wait for a tow truck. However, there are some things you can do to make sure you stay safe while waiting for help to arrive. First and foremost, if at all possible, try to stay in your vehicle until the tow truck arrives.
Stand away from your vehicle, keeping yourself and any passengers a safe distance from moving traffic.
If your car has broken down and you’re waiting for a tow, it’s important to take precautions to keep yourself safe. Stand away from your vehicle while keeping yourself and any passengers a safe distance from moving traffic. This will help protect you in case another driver loses control or if your own car were to catch fire. Secondly, if you have flares or reflective triangles, set them up around your vehicle so that oncoming traffic can see you. Finally, if your vehicle is in mostly working order and seems to have just blown a tire, remain inside your vehicle with the doors locked until the tow truck arrives.
Remember, waving down vehicles is not advised, as this puts you in danger.
If your car has broken down and you’re waiting for a tow truck, you need to make sure you stay safe. The best way to do this is to stay in your car, or as far away from traffic, if you’re unable to sit in your vehicle. However, if you have to get out of your car for any reason, waving down vehicles is not advised. This puts you in danger of being hit by a car. Instead, call the police or the tow truck company and let them know where you are so they can come and help you safely.
Call for help and wait for it to arrive
If you’re stranded on the side of the road, the best thing to do is call for help and wait for it to arrive. But that doesn’t mean you should just sit there idly, especially if it’s dark out. Here are a few tips to stay safe while you’re waiting for a tow truck:
- If you have flares or reflective triangles, set them up around your vehicle
- Turn on vehicle flashers, if possible.
- Sit inside the vehicle, if it is safe to do so.
- If the vehicle cannot be sat in, stay on the far side of traffic and away from any dangers posed by the vehicle. If possible, go to a rest area or gas station if the estimated wait time is long. Let help know where you will be.
Dewey’s Towing is here for you in these situations, so travel safe and if the unfortunate happens, we’re just a click or call away.