SAFETY ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

If you must pull your car over to the side of the road due to a break down or accident, it’s only safer to wait outside the vehicle (for a tow truck or the police) if you can get at least one car length away from your vehicle and if you can move off parallel to the vehicle. If the only place to stand is in front of or behind your vehicle, it is safer to get back in the car, put on your seat belt and wait for assistance. – Donna Migliore, data analyst, Phoenix, AZ