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Ryan's Roadside Safety Tips

1) Check Road Conditions

Please check the CDOT Road Conditions web page before you travel.

2) Turn on your emergency flashers.

If your stopped on side of road, it's alwaws best to be seen by other drivers so they can avoid you, turn on your flashers.

3) Move Vehicle to right hand side of road

Try to move your vehicle to the right-hand side of the road out of the direction of traffic. Stationing yourself on a divided highway's left side is extremely dangerous but sometimes unavoidable. Do not leave your vehicle stopped in a traffic lane.

4) Move the vehicle as far away from the traffic as you can.

Try to get far enough that you obtain the space to open your door without stepping out into traffic, while also being visible enough so that people can see you.

5) Be Prepared For Problem Situations.

Keep items in the vehicle such as flashlights, flares, blankets, and a first-aid kit. Mobile phones in the vehicle are also the most valuable safety tool during breakdown situations.

6) Know where items are in the vehicle.

Item like: your jack, spare tire, and other tools and how they function.