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September 21, 2015 / Leah Boles

Vehicle Safety

It’s important that you keep a safety kit in your vehicle to prevent health issues and ensure your safety and comfort during a stressful situation.​

It has been an erratic past few weeks for commuters in terms of flooding, fires, accidents and bridge collapses. Unpredictable weather and bad road conditions have caused drivers to be stuck in their vehicles on the road for hours at a time, and while some drivers have taken advantage of this by making a party of it as seen at the New Jersey Turnpike; being stuck in your vehicle for too long can lead to health issues such as dehydration or hypothermia. It’s important that you keep a safety kit in your vehicle to prevent these health issues and ensure your safety and comfort during one of these stressful situations.

Your Vehicle Safety Kit Should Include:

  • First-Aid Kit

  • Triangle Reflectors

  • A gallon of water

  • A roadside emergency card, such as AAA

  • A flashlight

  • A blanket

  • Granola or energy bars

  • An ice scraper and/or collapsible shovel

  • Jumper Cables

  • 2 quarts of oil

  • A gallon of antifreeze

  • Tire Inflator

  • A pocketknife or multipurpose tool

You should store your vehicle safety kit in a box or plastic container so that the items do not roll around in your vehicle. Some additional items to consider for your safety vehicle kit for additional comfort can be a book, a pillow, or a beach chair. Remember to take time to become familiar with the items in your emergency kit so that when the time comes you know how to use them and are prepared for any roadblocks that you may face.