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How to Stay Safe While Waiting for a Tow

by Kevin Smith Author

You are on the turnpike, and you start hearing an ominous clunking noise. Your temperature gauge starts rising, so you make the decision to pull over and call for a tow truck. Take some of the fear out of your frustration by taking measures to make sure you are safe while waiting for towing in Newark, NJ. In addition to making sure your vehicle is out of the flow of traffic, following these few sensible guidelines can increase the likelihood that you day does not get any worse than it is.

 

Visibility

 

The first thing you want to do is make sure that you can be seen. This is particularly important at night. If you can, pull under a street light so that the area around your car is well lit. Use the caution lights on your car to signal other drivers on the road to pay special attention and take extra care not to hit you. If you have caution triangles in your trunk, place them around your car and approximately 100 yards behind your car so that if the driver of an oncoming car does not see your vehicle, at least he or she might see the reflective triangle and have plenty of time to stop or move over to ensure your safety.

 

Reachability

 

Whenever you need towing in Newark, NJ, it is important that the tow truck technician be able to find you. Pull over as close to a road marker as you can. That gives you an exact location to tell the towing service, alleviating any ambiguity regarding your whereabouts. It is also a good idea to keep your phone line free. It might be comforting to call a friend or family member to hear a familiar, comforting voice, but making sure that the tow truck driver can reach you by phone decreases the amount of time you will be stranded. You want to make it as easy on the towing service as possible to find you.

 

Self-Preservation

 

Because you are in more vulnerable a state than usual when stranded, it is a good time to employ some extra self-defense measures. If you carry mace or pepper spray, have it ready in case you need to use it. Do not accept a ride from anyone you do not know. When the tow truck arrives, ask for identification so that you can be sure it is the same service you called. It might feel uncomfortable to be so skeptical, but it adds a measure of safety.

 

If you need towing in Newark, NJ, make sure you take precautions to stay safe. Be visible, reachable and on your guard to avoid added danger.


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