Vehicles

What to Do (And Not to Do) After a Highway Breakdown

Posted on August 12, 2013

TORRANCE, Calif. — All highway breakdowns are not created equal.

The procedure for what do in the event of a vehicle breakdown has a lot to do with where the vehicle is being driven at the time it sputters to a stop. Metropolitan-area freeways and rural highways each bring different problems and require markedly different solutions to a vehicle breakdown.

Regardless of the setting, however, it’s important to remember to use the vehicle’s hazard lights and pull onto the shoulder (if it can be done safely to avoid becoming a road hazard to other drivers) to get out of the way of other passing vehicles flying by at high speeds.

Operators can pass along the safety tips in this article to their drivers so they are prepared in the event of a breakdown.

Full story at Automotive-Fleet.com.

Related Topics: maintenance tips, preventing breakdowns, vehicle safety

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