But sometimes it’s just a bit more important when we discuss safety issues, like what to down when your car breaks down or directly after an auto accident.
Owning a car in the great state of California can take on many personalities ranging from joyful … when you’re driving down the coast with the top down, to practical … think morning commute.
But there is a much less popular personality, the one that comes out when your car breaks down.
A break down you can leave you feeling helpless, frustrated, and frankly pretty put-out. Don’t beat yourself up, though, you’re not alone. It’s happened to all of us, and one time or another.
What’s important is that you take the right steps to remedy the issues, and keep yourself safe.
If you’re vehicle breaks down at a busy intersection or on a high traffic highway, you need to take extra precaution. Getting out of the car at a busy intersection or on a highway to change a tire or check damage from a fender bender is probably one of the worst things you can do.
The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) recommends the following precautions when your car breaks down:
Basically, you need to carefully think about your exposure to hazards, those hazards that can harm you or those who you share the road with. Much of this is good common sense, but in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to let our the “break down” personality … it’s now when you need to keep your cool and work the problem.
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