An accident can happen to anyone, accidentally or unintentionally. This means that no matter how careful you are on the road, you can still experience an unfortunate incident while driving on Brisbane’s highways or city roads. This includes an emergency vehicle breakdown.
While the first thing you might want to do is to get out of the car right away, do not fall into this temptation. Not only will you put your car automobile at risk of an even more serious mishap; it can also endanger you or your passengers.
Assess your surroundings first.
Do not hastily step out of your car. As the Government of South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transportation, and Infrastructure strongly recommends, your primary goal is to keep yourself, your passengers, and other motorists safe.
To do so, assess your surroundings first to ensure everyone in your automobile that suddenly broke down is safe. Before everyone gets out of it, make certain you pull over a safe spot, where everyone in your vehicle can get out safely.
Inspect your ride.
When your car breaks down during the day, you can check the problem to determine whether you can easily fix it there (a blown tyre, for example). However, when the breakdown occurred in the middle of nowhere or at night, or you simply cannot fix the problem right away, it is best you call in a Brisbane towing service like 131 Tow for help.
Wait for professional assistance.
As much as possible, stay inside your vehicle and lock it while waiting for help. This will minimise risks of graver threats, such as opportunists like thieves and burglars taking advantage of your broken down car or oncoming traffic hitting you.
As hard as it might be to avoid panicking and staying vigilant, you should do your best when your car breaks down while on the road. Remember these must-dos to keep everyone and your ride safe.