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Emergency Road Kit

Accident Safety Tip- Every vehicle should be equipped with an Emergency Road Safety Kit. We never plan to get into and accident or breakdown on the roadway but if you are prepared with an Emergency Road Safety Kit it will may keep you safe while you are waiting for help. Emergency Road Safety Kits can be purchased or you can put your own safety kit together by purchasing supplies online or at your local discount store. In addition to a properly inflated tire, wheel wrench and tripod jack your kit should contain the following: 1. Jumper cables 2. Flashlights and extra batteries 3. Emergency warning flashers 4. First aid kit with gauze, band aids, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, medical gloves 5. Blanket 6. Reflective emergency vest 7. Fire extinguisher 8. Rain poncho 9. Work gloves 10. Bottled Water 11. Granola bar or snack mix 12. Customize your kit for any special needs in your family. Emergency Road Safety Kits make great presents. Purchase an Emergency Road Safety Kit for your teen, an elderly parent or a single mom and make sure they know the basics of using it in an Emergency.

Accident safety tip- Have you ever hit a dog with your car? What should you do if you find yourself in that unfortunate situation? Stop your car and pull over to a safe place. Use your emergency flashers to warn other vehicles. Call 911 and report the incident. If the dog is in the roadway use cones or emergency flashers if you have them to warn motorist. If you decide to approach the dog to check on their injuries do so with extreme caution. Injured animals may lash out biting or scratching. Failure to stop and report the incident places you at risk for charges of cruelty to animals. If you stop and make a reasonable effort to help the animal, keeping your own safety in mind, the legal responsibility will fall on the owner for allowing their animal to roam unrestrained. The dog owner may be responsible for your vehicle repairs depending on the circumstances of the accident and of course this is dependent upon if the owner is located or comes forward. While hitting a domestic animal is a heart-breaking experience knowing what to do may help keep you calm, and level headed in a stressful situation. Share this safety tip with young drivers in your life. Young people may be upset and drive off or they may approach a wounded animal and become injured in the process. Consider purchasing emergency road warning signals. They can be purchased for $20 or less flashers triangles, LED sticks and other varieties are available online or at your local auto parts stores. 

Child Safety Seats Essential to Protect in an Accident

Child Safety seats are required by law and essential for a child's safety while riding in a motor vehicle. A mother stopped for speeding in McIntosh County Georgia gave the Police Officer cause for concern as he viewed the condition of her baby son's car safety seat.  He agreed to waive the speeding ticket and requested she purchase a new car seat for her baby. Sgt. Jeremiah Jerrell's request was met with tears from the mom as she explained she could not afford another safety seat. Sgt. Jerrell made a trip to Walmart and purchased a new car seat with his own money from the store. He presented the new car seat to the Mom the same day. The mom was grateful for Sgt. Jerrell's gift. Parents and grandparents if you travel with a child or an infant in a car safety seat we recommend you place an adhesive label on the seat with emergency contact information. If you are ever in an accident or a health issue arises and you are unable to communicate with First Responders while your little one is with you. This will give Emergency Workers the phone number of the trusted adult you designate, health emergency information about your child and your child's name. Fill out the Emergency Information on your cell phone and make sure you have a copy in your glove compartment in case your phone cannot be located. For Accident Do's and Don'ts and a form you can print on adhesive paper for your child's car seat click on the link.  /Legal-Tips/Accident-Dos-Donts.shtml

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