Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter Safety Driving Tips: What You Need to Keep in Your Trunk in Case You Find Yourself Stranded

File:CIMG2044GS-VIE-Schneepflug.JPGIs your trunk filled with the right supplies in case you're stranded in the snow and cold?

A urvey by State Farm® and KRC Research, found:
  • Two-thirds of drivers (67 percent) had some sort of “junk” (non-emergency supplies) in their trunk ranging from shoes to toys to used food or drink containers.
  • While nearly all drivers (96 percent) had at least one emergency item in their vehicle, such as a spare tire or jumper cables, a mere five percent carried all the necessary emergency roadside equipment necessary in case you're stranded in the snow and cold.

Here's a checklist of what you should always keep in your trunk in case of emergency:

  • jumper cables
  • spare tire
  • hazard triangle/road flares
  • flashlight
  • first aid kid
  • windshield scraper
  • water
  • non-perishable food 
  • a blanket

For the sake of your family's safety, check your trunk today and make sure you have all these necessary items on hand in the event of a roadside emergency.
Additional information, including detailed survey findings, infographic and images can be found on this link

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