Sometimes, subconsciously, we think we are invincible when driving a car. Whether it is the speed of the drive or the security of knowing we are encapsulated in airbags, the fact is that we stay positive and think more of where our destination is than the disasters that could happen along the way. This contributes to this way of thinking.
Instead of focusing on what bad things could happen, i.e.: surrounding our vehicle with other vehicles, weather conditions, and pedestrians, which we have no control over, it’s best to be prepared so we know we are covered in most situations.
However, all we have control over is our own driving and if disaster does occur, it is ideal to keep these 11 emergency kit essentials in your vehicle.
- Drinking water
- Nonperishable foods
- Wool blankets
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First Aid kit
- Charged cell phone
- Jumper cables
- Three reflective warning triangles
- Tire gauge
Use a basket, tub, or some other type of container to hold your emergency kit items and once organized, place it in the space of your trunk. It is also best to label it “For Emergencies Only”, as well as, to advise passengers and other drivers who also use the vehicle for transportation, to not touch these items unless an emergency occurs.
It is just as the saying goes — it’s better to be safe, then sorry. You are not invincible after all. Feel more comfortable and safer when taking your road trips and/or while driving your daily routes. It is simple to gather these items so you can have them readily available when you need them most.
What often happens, is that we think about the emergency items after disaster strikes, which is obviously too late. Be proactive and fill your vehicle with these 10 essentials to keep you, your family, and friends safer while using your car.