December 16, 2013 | Barb Carr

Driving Safety Tip if your Vehicle Breaks Down

We just saw a loss of life in the local Tennessee area following a flat tire while still on the roadway. The driver with the flat tire stopped in or near a high traffic lane, got out of the vehicle and was killed when cars hit the stopped car. Unfortunately, this type of fatality or near miss to a fatality happens too frequently in all parts of the world.

If you drive, know someone that drives or knows someone that will soon be getting a license to drive, please heed the following…..

Do not stop in the travel lanes for any reason (lost or confused about directions, vehicle breakdown, or letting out a passenger). Keep moving until you can safely pull your vehicle off the roadway. (reference the Tennessee Driver’s Manual)


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