Vehicle owners should keep a simple emergency kit in the trunk filled with items that will be necessary in the event of an accident or other emergency. Here’s a quick overview of some of the items to include in that kit:
- Tool kit: You should have some simple tools, or a good multitool. Tools may include wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers.
- Reflective triangles: If you get stranded at night, you’ll want reflective triangles to signal your presence to other drivers.
- First aid kit: You can purchase first aid kits that come fully stocked with items like gauze, bandages, aspirin, tape, ointments, tweezers, thermometer, hydrocortisone, scissors and cold compresses. If you use items, make sure you replenish your supplies.
- Charger for phone: You should have a car charger for your cell phone so you can keep your phone charged up if stranded.
- Duct tape: You never know when it’ll come in handy.
- Water and snacks: Keep some clean bottled water and nonperishable snacks like nuts, dried fruits or jerky.
- Flashlight: Keep a flashlight in your equipment, and make sure you have extra batteries stocked so you can keep it operational.
- Blanket: Keep a blanket handy in case you get stranded at night or on a cold day.
- Cold weather items: Seasonal items might include a snow brush, ice scraper, small shovel or cat litter to give extra traction.
For more tips about items to include in your vehicle’s emergency kit, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL auto accident lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.