It’s difficult to predict what is going to happen, so as a general rule “it’s better to be safe than sorry”. This could be applied to many things in life, but one of the most important is probably when it comes to travel, driving and Motor Vehicle Safety. You never know when and where you’ll find yourself broken down, so it’s a good idea to be prepared.
Regardless of the weather or road conditions, it is always important to keep certain items in your trunk or glove box. Most people have a car emergency kit, which often times include jumper cables, first aid kits, flashlights, batteries, reflective triangles, and more. The following is a more comprehensive list
Your vehicles should be equipped with the following items, in addition to your typical emergency kit, at all times:
- Duct tape
- Bottled water
- Energy bars and other nonperishable foods
- Solar or radio-powered radio
- Seat belt cutter/window breaker combination
- Paper maps
- Warm blankets
- Tissues or paper towels
- Paper and writing utensils
- Change of clothing, extra gloves, and comfortable shoes
- Mobile device charger
- Cell phone
Though this list seems a bit extensive, the items themselves are each relatively small and will take up little space in your vehicle’s trunk, glove compartment, or console.