Many things can happen unexpectedly on California roadways. Emergencies can include anything from running out of gas to getting a flat tire. When an emergency occurs, motorists need to know what to do to stay safe and avoid causing traffic disruptions or accidents.
According to Allied Insurance, the first thing a motorist should do is to move off the road. It is best to move all the way off if possible. Hazard lights should be turned on to signal to others that the car is disabled. Drivers should also be prepared for emergencies with a kit that contains things like flares, a flashlight and a first aid kit. As soon as the vehicle is off the road, the driver should call for help.