Roadside Emergency Kit
Drivers who know and understand the risks of the road will want to be as prepared as possible for on-the-road emergencies. These include accidents, but could also be caused by weather conditions, flat tires, or other car maintenance issues. While roadside emergency kits are the type of thing that most people hope to never use, if you are in an emergency, you will likely be very glad to have the proper supplies on hand. Prepackaged kits are sold in stores, or you can put your own together for relatively little cost. If you make your own kit, you will also have the advantage of tailoring it to your geographical area, type of vehicle, and driving habits.
What to Include
If you decide to make your own kit, consider the local weather patterns carefully. Also think of the kinds of accidents you hear about in your area, and what you would most like to have if you were involved in one of those. The following are items you may wish to include in your kit:
- Jumper cables
- Small or collapsible gas can
- First aid supplies
- Bottled water
- Dense, nutrient-rich food, such as protein bars
- Flairs and reflective items
- Simple tools, such as screwdrivers
Considering the frequent cold weather in the Madison area, you may want to include even more warming items and something for clearing ice.
Call our knowledgeable and experienced Madison car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by another person or entity.