Published On: February 23rd, 20240 Comments
waiting for a tow truck to arrive

When the unforeseen happens and you’re involved in an accident or your car has broken down, you need to contact a towing company and stay safe and wait with your vehicle for the tow truck to arrive.

Here are some things you should do to ensure your safety.

1. Move Your Car To The Side Of The Road If You Can

If it’s at all possible, try to move your car to the side of the road where it’s unlikely to be hit by other vehicles.

2. Stay In Your Vehicle

Staying in your vehicle will keep you safe while you’re waiting for the towing service to arrive. But, only do this if your car is safely positioned on the side of the road.

3. Turn On Your Hazard Lights

To ensure that other vehicles can see you and are aware that you’re not moving, you must turn on your hazard lights.

4. Put Out A Safety Triangle If You Have One

If you have a safety triangle in the boot, make sure you use it. You should place it around 30 meters away from your car facing the direction of the traffic flow.

5. Get Out Of The Car If It’s Not Safely Parked

If you haven’t been able to move your car to the side of the road or away from the general traffic flow, it might be safer for you to get out of the car. You should also do this if you see smoke coming from the engine compartment.

6. Don’t Leave Your Valuables In The Vehicle

If it’s safer for you to step out of the car, make sure that you grab your valuables such as your bag, phone, wallet and keys.

7. Choose A Safe Spot To Wait For The Towtruck

Make sure you choose a safe spot to wait for the tow car or truck to reach you. A well-lit spot is ideal. If you’re on a freeway or motorway, make sure that you wait behind the safety barrier.

8. Never Accept A Ride From A Stranger

It might be tempting to accept assistance offered by a stranger. But, you shouldn’t. You don’t know this person and while they might just want to help, you never know what their intentions are.

9. Make Sure You Don’t Drain Your Phone Battery

Don’t be tempted to play games or scroll on social media while you’re waiting for the tow truck. It’s better to preserve your mobile phone battery as much as you can.

Protecting your own safety is important while you’re waiting for a tow truck to arrive. If you follow these guidelines, you should be fine.

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02:46 04 Mar 24
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02:35 03 Feb 24
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03:12 02 Oct 23
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00:23 04 Sep 23
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