Create a Car Emergency Kit for Wintertime

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Earlier this week we talked about safety while driving in winter conditions. Now, let’s take it a step further. What if a snow storm, an accident or your car breaking down leaves you stuck in the middle of nowhere in a blizzard for a day or more? Are you prepared for something like that? When it comes to planning for the worst, nobody expects you to keep a surgical kit in your car, but a basic emergency supplies kit should include:

Use an empty three-pound coffee can or any similar container with a plastic cover to store the following items:

When severe winter weather threatens, store safety items in the passenger compartment in case the trunk is jammed or frozen shut.

Before you leave home, be prepared for an emergency by keeping your gas tank full. If you find yourself stranded, be safe and stay in your car, switch on your hazards, call for help and wait until it arrives. When you talk with authorities:

Always remember that adequate preparation can help keep you safe even under the worst weather conditions. Be prepared, be safe!

Last edited on 2nd of July 2018

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