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What to do if your car breaks down, or disabled while you are on the road.

This article is about what to do if you car breaks down on the highway or freeway.

Location of the Car:

  1. If your car breaks down in the middle of the road, and you aren’t able to get to the side of the road, call 911 or local enforcement. Remain in your car until assistance arrives.
  2. If you can make it to the shoulder or side of the road, try and move the car as far off the road as possible.
  3. Put on your emergency flashers.

Safely off the roadway.

  1. If you are going to have your car towed, wait until the tow vehicle arrives.
  2. If you need to leave the car, do not turn your back to on coming traffic.
  3. Stay aware of your surroundings.
  4. If you leave the car, leave a note on the dash of the car to notify law enforcement.
  5. If you leave your car in an immediate tow zone your car will be towed if you leave the car.

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